Death of Robert Wilson

December 21, 1956 - August 15, 2010
Los Angeles, California | Age 53

Bassist for the Gap Band dead at 53
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NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Wilson, who as the bassist for the funk and R&B group the Gap Band had a string of hits including "You Dropped a Bomb On Me," has died. He was 53.

He died at his home Sunday in Palmdale, Calif., outside of Los Angeles. He is believed to have died of a heart attack, said Karen Lee, publicist for his brother and Gap Band singer Charlie Wilson.

Wilson provided the bass backbone for the trio, which also...

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