Ronald Bell Bio
Ronald Bell born Ronald Nathan Bell November 1, 1951, was an American composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and co-founding member of Kool & the Gang. He was also known as Khalis Bayyan.
Ronald Bell Age
Born on 1st November 1951, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Aminah Bayyan and Robert “Bobby” Bell , he was 68 years old at the time of his death on 9th September 2020.
Ronald Bell Wife – Children
He was happily married to his long term lover Tia Sinclair Bell. Together the couple has 10 children namely; Kahdijah, Rasheed, Nadirah, Liza, Maryam, Aminah, Jennah, Asia and James.
Ronald Bell Family
He was of the late Aminah Bayyan and Robert “Bobby” Bell , a professional boxer and Golden Gloves amateur boxing winner who traveled extensively on the boxing circuit throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Ronald Bell Career – Kool & the Gang
Bell was co-founding member of Kool & the Gang. He composed, arranged, produced and performed a number of the foremost popular music genre .A self-taught musician, his signature sound are often heard on the band’s horn lines, bass, synthesizer and vocals. He wrote and produced many of the band’s songs including “Celebration”, “Cherish”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Summer Madness”, and “Open Sesame”.
The music group in 2014 earned a Grammy award for album of the year with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, five American Music Awards and the BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award . They have over the years sold 70 million albums worldwide and earned 17 gold- and platinum-certified singles by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2018, the Bell brothers, Brown and Kool & the Gang vocalist James “J.T.” Taylor were all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame .
Prior to his death, Bell was in the midst of a series of collaborations including his solo endeavor, “Kool Baby Brotha Band.” He was also working on “Kool TV,” a series of animated shorts about the group’s career.
Ronald Bell Death and Cause of Death
Ronald Bell passed away on September 9, 2020, at the age of 68, at his home in the United States Virgin Islands, according to a statement from his publicist. No cause was given, but the death was described as sudden.
Ronald Bell Net Worth
Ronald had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.