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