Legendary ‘Godfather of Go-Go’ Chuck Brown dead at 75

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-16 17:57:33-04

WASHINGTON (WTVR) – Music legend Chuck Brown, known as the “Godfather of Go-Go” music, died Wednesday, according to Brown’s manager.

The 75-year-old Brown had been in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, WUSA-TV reports.

Sources said Brown contracted pneumonia in the hospital after having blood clots removed from his legs. He had originally been admitted to the hospital for arthritis, according to WUSA.

Brown had not been performing for about two months. This promoted numerous rumors online about his death earlier this year.