Claydes Charles Smith


Age: 57


Summary: musician best known as cofounder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang known for their 1960's and 1980's hits Celebration, Hollywood Swingin', and Jungle Boogie.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: September 6, 1948


Died: June 20, 2006


Location: Maplewood, New Jersey