House Music Icon Kim English Dies At 48

House music icon Kim English died Tuesday at 48.

The singer had suffered kidney failure for years and was waiting for a transplant, according to her manager Vickie Markusic

“Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre,” read a message on the Facebook page of her label, Nervous Records. “She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance.

English had eight No. 1 dance tracks including “Unspeakable Joy,” “Missing You” and “Treat Me Right.”

The Chicago native is survived by her son Christopher, her parents, and three brothers.