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R.I.P. Kool & The Gang co-founder Ronald Bell, dead at 68

Ronald “Khalis” Bell was a composer, producer, arranger and performer on many of Kool & The Gang’s greatest hits, including “Celebration.”

September 10, 2020
R.I.P. Kool & The Gang co-founder Ronald Bell, dead at 68 Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Kool & The Gang co-founder and producer Ronald “Khalis” Bell has died at the age of 68, Variety reports and Pitchfork points out. Bell, who composed, arranged, and performed on many of the band’s greatest hits including “Celebration,” formed the band with his brother Robert “Kool” in the mid-60s, and went on to find huge success, including two Grammys and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife and agent, Tia Sinclair Bell, as well as 10 children, grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister.

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R.I.P. Kool & The Gang co-founder Ronald Bell, dead at 68