DJ Rashad, born Rashad Harden, was found dead Saturday at his home on Chicago's South Side. He was 35.
Officials told the Sun-Times that Harden's body was found near drug paraphernalia, leading police to suspect a drug overdose.
Harden is a well-known pioneer of footwork, a fast-paced dance style that originated from Chicago's house music scene.
R.I.P. to my long time friend DJ Rashad. Great friend & producer. I loved all the music we released over the years. U will be missed!— DJ Godfather (@DJ_Godfather) April 27, 2014
"Music lost a legend today. And he was my friend. Love you DJ Rashad. RIP," he wrote.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.
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