R&B legend Ronnie Wilson, a founding member of The Gap Band and “Uncle” Charlie Wilson‘s older brother, is dead … TMZ has confirmed.
Ronnie’s wife, Linda Boulware-Wilson, Tells TMZ … he died at 10:01 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Tulsa, OK. We are told that he died peacefully and Linda held his hand as he took his last breath.
Linda says Ronnie had a stroke last week and it put him in a semi-coma and he never recovered. We’re told he’s had a few more strokes over the years.
In a Facebook post, Linda remembered her late husband as a “genius at creating, producing and playing grand piano horns, trumpets, keyboards and singing music.”
Ronnie and his brothers, Charlie and Robert Wilson, Formed The Gap Band back in the 1970s in Tulsa, OK … and their music picked up the baton from huge acts like Stevie Wonder, George Clinton and Earth Wind & Fire.
The Gap Band was huge in the 1980s, and they are best known for their hit “You Dropped a Bomb on Me.”