Johnnie Wilder, Jr.



Age: 56


Summary: co-founder and lead singer of the international R&B band Heatwave, which became a popular soul group during the late 1970's that had hits with Boogie Nights, Always & Forever, and The Groove Line, but who continued singing after being paralyzed in a car accident in 1979.



Cause of Death: In his sleep


Born: July 3, 1949


Died: May 13, 2006


Location: Clayton, Ohio