Guitarist and vocalist Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner was an associate of Ohio Players internet dating back again to 1964, once the music group was referred to as the Ohio Untouchables. Bonner co-wrote and performed on a number of the biggest funk strikes from the ’70s, including “Pores and skin Tight,” “Open fire,” “I wish to Become Free of charge,” “Like Rollercoaster,” and “Fopp.” Within the ’80s, he briefly proceeded to go solo; authorized to Warner Bros., he released the 1985 recording Sugars Kiss with support from Zapp, alongside creation from Zapp’s Roger Troutman. Though it deserved to accomplish along with the New Zapp IV U, released exactly the same yr, it lacked a knockout music like “Pc Like” and didn’t chart. Bonner continuing to tour using the Ohio Players and also led a edition of the music group through the 2000s. He passed away in Trotwood, Ohio on January 26, 2013 at age 69.