Grammy-Winning Recording Engineer Steve King Dies At Age 56

6-6-2014 3-27-57 PM

Grammy-award recording engineer, Steve King, died at Harper University Hospital at the age of 56. He was best known for his work with “The Eminem Show,” and also mixed the rapper’s award-winning “Lose Yourself” from the 8 Mile soundtrack.

King was hospitalized and released last month due to liver-related complications, but was rushed to Harper after collapsing at his home in White Lake Township early Tuesday. He died that afternoon from internal bleeding.

“I’m very sad to hear about Steve King’s passing,” said Eminem in a statement. “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.”

The Detroit music whiz built quite the resume with acts ranging from Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, and George Clinton to Eminem’s D12 crew and its individual members along with 50 cent and members of G-Unit.

King’s wife, Roberta, says the family is planning to throw “a huge party to celebrate his life” with performances by King’s music friends from in and out of town. According to Roberta, the plans are per her husband’s wishes with the date yet to be determined.

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Billboard.com)