Keith Wilder, Singer of Acclaimed Funk Outfit Heatwave, Dead at 65


Keith Wilder (second from left, front row), singer of the influential Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, has died at age 65. Fin Costello/Getty Images

Keith Wilder, the singer of the influential Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, died Sunday at the age of 65. Les Spaine, the group’s manager, confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. Wilder’s cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones, told Dayton.com that Wilder was suffering from health problems and died in his sleep.  No specific cause of death has been revealed. Keith Wilder, singer of the influential and beloved Seventies funk outfit Heatwave, has died at age 65.rollingstone.com

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Horace Dozier Sr. Senior Editor/ Photographer at Timesmediaus Publisher of "The Dayton Times"

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