KEITH WILDER, who was the lead singer of 70s funk bank Heatwave, has died aged 65.
The musician passed away in his sleep on Sunday, his cousin and bandmate Billy Jones told Dayton.com.
Keith was suffering from health issues at the time but a specific cause of death has not been revealed.
Heatwave were most famous for their top disco hits Boogie Nights, The Groove Line and Always and Forever.
The group formed in 1975 after Keith’s brother, Johnnie Wilder Jr. asked him to join him and British songwriter Rod Temperton to tour the London nightclub circuit.
In 1976, the band released their debut album Too Hot to Handle where they instantly found huge success.
They went on to release their second album Central Heating in 1978 and Hot Property just a year later.