Ronnie Wilson (right), one of the founding members of The Gap Band, has died aged 73.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Linda Boulware-Wilson, in a Facebook post published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
“The love of my life was called home this morning at 10:01 am. Please continue to pray for the Wilson, Boulware and Collins family as we mourn her passing,” she wrote.
“Ronnie Wilson was a genius at creating, producing and playing the bugle, trumpet, keyboards and sung music from childhood through the early 1970s. He will be truly missed !!!”
Ronnie co-created the group in the late 1960s with his brothers Robert (left) and Charlie (center). The trio are pictured here in August 2005.
The R & B / Funk group rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s, opening for groups such as The Rolling Stones.
Read the full obituary here.