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US radio musician Ronald Bell has died

The US musician Ronald Bell, co-founder of the globally successful funk band Kool and the Gang, is dead. The singer and composer died on Wednesday at the age of 68 in his home in the US Virgin Islands. Angelo Ellerbee announced. He did not name a cause of death.

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Kool and the Gang celebrated their greatest successes in the seventies and eighties. The band's world hits include "Celebration", "Jungle Boogie" and "Ladies' Night". Bell founded Kool and the Gang with his brother Robert and five friends in the early 1960s. In 1978 the band won a Grammy for their contribution to the music of the disco film "Saturday Night Fever" with John Travolta.

Bell wrote some of the band's biggest hits, including "Celebration". The song is still a popular anthem at sporting events. Bell is also known by his Muslim name, Khalis Bayyan.