The guy who famously composed iconic tunes like Celebration and Jungle Boogie has expired.
Ronald”Khalis” Bell, that co-founded funk along with R&B leaders Kool & The Gang, was 68.
The group’s publicist said Bell perished within his Virgin Islands house along with his wife by his side but no cause was given.
Bell began the band together with his brother Robert”Kool” Bell alongside neighborhood buddies Dennis”D.T.” Thomas, Robert”Spike” Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown and Ricky West.
He composed a few of the band’s greatest hits, such as Jungle Boogie, Celebration and Get Down , with James Taylor.
Celebration had been a US number one hit for the group and has been motivated by Bell’s Muslim faith.
Kool & The Gang got two Grammy awards, either their job on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.
Lately Bell was working on a set of collaborations such as a yearlong,”Kool Baby Brotha Band”.
He had plans of putting together a set of animated shorts called”Kool TV” in their youth and livelihood.
He’s survived by 10 kids )