RIP: Keith Wilder, co-founder of Heatwave

RIP: Keith Wilder, co-founder of Heatwave

From Okayplayer:

unk flags are raised high today as we bid adieu to a legend.

According to multiple reports (DC’s Majic 102.3 and a Questlove Instagram send-up) Heatwave‘s Keith Wilder has passed. The singer was 68 years old.

Together with his late brother, Johnnie Wilder Jr. and legendary English producer, Rod Temperton, Wilder forged the foundational funk and disco outfit of both stateside players and cross-pond cadets in 1975, recording six studio albums between 1975 and 1988, though their final album, The Fire, was recorded without Wilder’s brother, who was rendered paralyzed from the neck down following a tragic 1979 car accident. […]

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