Entertainment DJ Rashad dead; founder of footwork was 34 DJ Rashad died Saturday, April 28, 2014 at age 34. Photo Credit: Facebook / DJ Rashad By AMNY.COM April 28, 2014 10:05 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Chicago house producer DJ Rashad, the founder of the dance music known as footwork, died Saturday. He was 34. The cause of death was likely a drug overdose, police told the Chicago Tribune. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found near his body, according to the Tribune. DJ Rashad had been scheduled to perform Saturday in Detroit. He toured last year with the Chance the Rapper, and appeared at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. "Music lost a legend today," Chance the Rapper tweeted on Saturday. DJ Rashad is survived by his 9-year-old son. His death comes just weeks after the death of another house pioneer, Frankie Knuckles. By AMNY.COM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.