Robert Wilson the legendary bassist from The Gap Band, died on Sunday August 15th in his Palmdale, California home at the age of 53.

Robert Wilson was the youngest of the of the Wilson trio and joined his brothers, Charlie Wilson and Ronnie Wilson in a band after the original bass player quit.
The Wilson brothers originally began under the name The Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band before becoming the chart topping The Gap Band.

In a statement Charlie Wilson described his brother as “A bad boy on the bass,” and said “We shared a bond as brothers, musicians and friends. I loved him and losing him is difficult for both Ronnie and I. The music world has lost a very talented man.”

via Billboard