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