Dennis Thomas, Kool & die stigter van die Gang, sterf by 70

Kool & die mede-stigter van die Gang, Dennis Thomas, word dikwels na verwys as “Dee Tee,” is oorlede. Hy was 70 jaar oud.

Thomas is Saterdag in sy slaap in New Jersey oorlede, according to a statement posted to the Grammy Award-winning band’s verified Facebook page. Born in Orlando, Florida, Thomas was a longtime resident of Montclair, New Jersey, the band said in its in memoriam post.
Thomas, “known as the quintessential cool cat in the group, loved for his hip clothes and hats, and his laid-back demeanor,” is survived by his wife, dogter, and two sons, lui die verklaring.
    Along with his long list of instrumental talents as a saxophone player, flutist, and percussionist, he was also in charge of styling the R&B group and was themaster of ceremoniesat their shows, volgens die verklaring.
      Known for classics likeCelebration,” “Jungle Boogie,” en “Cherish,” Kool & the Gang bill themselves as having performedlonger than any R&B group in history.
        Kool & the Gang recently took part in CNN’sFourth in Americaspecial programming to celebrate the reopening of the US in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
        Dubbed ‘the opening of Americaby CNN, Kool & the Gang kicked off the 2021 season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on the 4th of July,” die verklaring gelees. “Ongelukkig, this was Dennisfarewell appearance with the band.
          CNN has reached out to the band’s representatives for additional comment.
            Formed by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang has earned numerous awards and Top Ten hits. The band’s accolades include one Grammy award and three Grammy nominations, Volgens die award’s web site, and five American Music Awards, according to the award’s web site. Daarbenewens, dit het 25 Top Ten R&B hits and nine Top Ten Pop hits, Volgens Billboard.
            Along with Thomas and the brothers, the New Jersey group’s founding members ingesluit Robert “SpikeMickens, Ricky Westfield, George Brown, and Charles Smith.

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