Friends of Steve King wrote me last night to say, the Grammy-winning recording engineer best known for his work with Eminem, died Tuesday at Harper University Hospital in Detroit. He was 56. Steve a very well liked in the Detroit Music Business...Sad loss to the music world..Steve died way too young....our thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends and colleagues.
Steve worked with all the legends, Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, George Clinton, 50 Cent and members of G-Unit. He died on Tuesday in a Harper University hospital not long after being diagnosed with liver disease.
In a statement, Eminem said that, "I'm very sad to hear about Steve King's passing. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Steve on many projects in my earlier years and he was a greatly talented engineer, musician and friend. I will miss Steve's friendly way and sense of humor the most. My condolences go out to his family and all that knew Steve."