George Brown has died at the age of 74.

The musician was the key drummer and one of the founding members of the popular 70s band Kool & The Gang which had dozens of hit songs.

He died from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday night, according to TMZ. The star had been battling stage four cancer for a while.

‘George Brown died November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer,’ his representative told the site.

In addition to being a drummer, he was a songwriter for the hit band that had many classic disco tunes.

Some of their top songs were Ladies Night, Too Hot, Jungle Boogie, Celebration and Cherish.

Sad loss: George Brown has died at the age of 74. The musician was the key drummer and one of the founding members of the popular 709s band Kool & The Gang which had dozens of hit songs. He died from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday night, according to TMZ; seen in 2019

Sad loss: George Brown has died at the age of 74. The musician was the key drummer and one of the founding members of the popular 709s band Kool & The Gang which had dozens of hit songs. He died from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday night, according to TMZ; seen in 2019

(L-R) Musicians Dennis Thomas, George Brown, Robert  Bell and Ronald Bell attend The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in 2017

(L-R) Musicians Dennis Thomas, George Brown, Robert  Bell and Ronald Bell attend The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in 2017

George talked about his cancer last month with KCAL News. He had battled lung cancer and was in remission when it came back. 

The band formed in 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey and by 1969 had their self titled album.

The other founding members included brothers Robert Bell (bass) and Ronald Bell (keyboards), Dennis Thomas (saxophone), Robert Mickens (Trumpet), Ricky West (keyboards) and Charles Smith (guitarist).

Robert ‘Kool’ Bell is the only surviving member of the band left.

Brown is survived by his wife, Hanh Brown, and his five children.

A spokesperson for Brown asked that donations be made in his honor to the Lung Cancer Society of America. 

The star had been battling stage four cancer for a while. 'George Brown died November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer,' his representative told the site

 The star had been battling stage four cancer for a while. ‘George Brown died November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer,’ his representative told the site

Source: | This article originally belongs to thehealthsite.com

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