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Dennis “DT” Thomas, founding member of Kool and the Gang . has passed away

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The group Kool and the Gang, famous for its songs such as “Celebration”, has lost one of its founders. Dennis “DT” Thomas died Saturday in New Jersey at the age of 70.

“Celebration”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Get down on it”, “Ladies’ Night”: The legendary funk and disco group Kool and the Gang has many hit songs. The workouts said one of its founders, Dennis “DT” Thomas, died Saturday, August 7, at the age of 70.

“On August 7, 2021, Dennis Thomas (better known as “DT”), beloved husband, father and co-founder of Kool and the Gang, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 70 in New York. States),” she wrote on the group’s Facebook page. , which already lost one of its leaders last year, Ronald Bell.

“The original member of Kool and the Gang, Dennis was known as the epitome of the gentleman, who was appreciated for his trendy clothes, hats, and laid-back demeanor,” his associates praised him.

“Alto saxophonist, flautist, percussionist” and “master of ceremonies during concerts,” made his final appearances with the group on July 4, during the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, they identified.

Founded in 1964 in New Jersey, initially under the name Jazziacs by brothers Robert and Ronald Bell, and in particular Dennis Thomas, Kool and the Gang have a rare age, both on stage and in nightclubs, where they dance again. His songs have inspired many rap classics.

with AFP