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R.I.P. Ronald Bell, co-founder of Kool & The Gang

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: Ronald Bell during SAG-AFTRA foundation career retrospective conversations with Kool and The Gang’s Ronald “Khalis” Bell at The Robin Williams Center on January 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Ronald Bell, co-founder of Kool & The Gang, died yesterday at his home in the Virgin Islands.  There’s no word on the cause of death.

Ronald and his brother Robert “Kool” Bell were among the founders of the band back in 1964.  Ronald had a hand in writing and composing some of the band’s biggest songs, including Celebration, Ladies Night, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, and Summer Madness.

New York Post