CINCINNATI (AP) — Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died. He was 69.
The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," ''Fire," ''Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm."
A spokeswoman for a Newcomer Funeral Home in the Dayton suburb of Kettering said Monday morning that the family...
"Rest in peace,i will die with the "funk that was giving to my generation back in 60's and 70's Let the rest of the players be bless,"
– Elmer Jarmon, None,
Escondido, CA, Mar 21, 2013
"I was young when the Ohio Players was on the seen but having four older brothers; I got to listen and learn to love the Ohio Players. I'm 51 and I still listen to their music because it brings back wonderful memories. May God Bless his former band family as well as his immediate family. RIP Sugarfoot!"
– Mary Washington, Fan,
McGehee, , AR, Mar 09, 2013