The Ohio Players frontman Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner died Saturday in his hometown near Dayton, Ohio, according to his Facebook page. He was 69. No cause of death was announced.
The Ohio Players helped define the sound of 70s funk and were hugely influential to generations of artists. “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster” are their two best known tracks, the latter famously covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the 1990s.