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Comedian, Singer Tim Wilson Dead At 52

Photo By: RIck Diamond/Getty Images
Photo By: RIck Diamond/Getty Images
The comedy world is mourning the loss of Tim Wilson. The comedic country singer, who was a regular on the Bob and Tom Show — heard each weekday morning on KCRR — died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday night. He was 52.

The “Bob and Tom Show” paid tribute to Wilson Thursday morning by playing several of his comedic songs and also expressed sorrow on twitter.

“It is a very difficult day, and we couldn’t be more saddened by the passing of a comedy legend”, “The Bob and Tom Show” tweeted.

Wilson’s manager, Chris Dipetta, confirmed the comedic singer’s death on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday morning, saying he died of a massive heart attack in Columbus, Georgia — his hometown — Wednesday night.

Tim Collins Wilson was born in Columbus on April 5, 1961. He reportedly began feeling ill while driving to Columbus from a show in Michigan and was visiting his brother when he died. Wilson had a show scheduled in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend.

Wilson made his first appearance on “The Bob and Tom Show” in April of 1995 and has been a recurring guest ever since. He made a name for himself on the comedy circuit and once appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Known for combining his stand-up routine with country music, Wilson recorded more than a dozen comedy albums. They included such songs as “First Baptist Bar and Grill”, “Church League Softball”, and “The NASCAR Song”. Wilson is also credited with co-writing Jeff Foxworthy’s hit song “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas”.

Wilson is survived by his wife and two children.

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