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Ohio Players Frontman Sugafoot Dead

January 27th, 2013

RIP - Sugafoot Dies - Ohio Players

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, the colorful and flamboyant lead singer for the Ohio Players, died yesterday at the age of 70.

Here’s the family statement:

“Yesterday, Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner passed away quietly in his hometown of Trotwood-Dayton, OH. While his family, friends, colleagues, and fans mourn his passing they celebrate fondly his memory, music, and legacy.

Humble yet charismatic, soft spoken and of few words, the weight of his thoughts, lyrics, and music has influenced countless other artists, songs, and trends. He will be missed but not forgotten as his legacy and music lives on.”

Here’s what’s been reported:

“The Ohio Players were originally formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1959, and were known as the Ohio Untouchables.

After a brief breakup the band regrouped in 1963 adding Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner on lead guitar and eventually he went on to front the band.

The band’s first big hit single was ‘Funky Worm’, reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and made the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1973, selling over one million copies.┬áThe band had seven Top 40 hits between 1973 and 1976 including, ‘Fire,’ ‘Love Rollercoaster’ and ‘Who’d She Coo?'”




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22 Comments on "Ohio Players Frontman Sugafoot Dead"


Donna Jordan
September 15, 2013

Rip .I want to thank you for I want to be free.That song helped bring me to the lord.The words spoke to me .It made me free myself of my demons.Everytime I hear this song reminds me of my journey I took when the lord opened my eyes so I could see, and ears so I could li I could hear.He used that song to bring me to him.God bless his soul.I would like the inspriration behind that song.

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Undertaker15
February 4, 2013

Sugar may you RIP.It’s over now down here!!!!!

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Anonymous
February 2, 2013

I spent hours on my bass guitar trying to emulate the Skin tight riff

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Anonymous
February 2, 2013

The Ohio players were same bad cats

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Anonymous
February 2, 2013

BYE FOOT

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