(UNDATED) - The man best known for comedy songs like, "The First Baptist Bar and Grill", Tim Wilson, has died of an apparent heart attack.
The comedian is probably best known for his appearances on the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom" morning show, which originates out of WFBQ-FM (Q-95) in Indianapolis. Wilson's manager Chris Dipetta confirmed on social media that the 52 year old died yesterday.
Wilson was born in August 1961 in Columbus, Georgia. He studied music and journalism, first, before diving into comedy, when his demo tape failed to launch a country music career. His first big break was a stand-up competition with Cinemax, followed by a spot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Decades later, he continued to tour clubs across the South, and in 2011, shared a spot on stage on "Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops" on CMT.
Wilson released several comedy albums including "Tough Crowd", "Waking Up the Neighborhood", "Low-Class Love Affair", and "Tuned Up". Wilson scored a hit single with his "Garth Brooks Ruined My Life," also co-writing Jeff Foxworthy's smash "The Redneck Twelve Days of Christmas."
No word yet on funeral plans for Wilson.
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