Comedian Tim Wilson passes at 52

MyFox8.Com reports the passing of Southern comedian Tim Wilson:

“Comedian Tim Wilson, a regular on the Bob & Tom radio show, died unexpectedly on Wednesday night. He was 52.

Wilson died of an apparent heart attack in Nashville, according to the radio show’s website.

A statement was posted on the website early Thursday morning:

safe_image“Regular listeners to this show know that Tim is a friend and a brother to all of us at the Bob & Tom Show. It is a very difficult day, and we couldn’t be more saddened by the passing of a comedy legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s loved ones. Tim’s first appearance on the show took place on April 13, 1995. His first bit played on the Bob & Tom Show was “Acid Country.”

“Tim is a brother to all of us at the BOB & TOM Show,” said Tom Griswold. ”He had a comedic voice like none other. He will be terribly missed.”

Wilson was scheduled to perform this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.

Wilson was considered a rare comedy talent by many, known best for his songs like Garth Brooks Has Ruined My Life. He appeared on several television shows including Evening At The Improv, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network and The Tonight Show.”

According to Wikipedia.Com:

Wilson was born August 5, 1961 in Columbus, Georgia. His parents were school teachers. He was a self-described libertarian, and sometimes includes his political standpoints in his comedy routines.[4] He also co-wrote comedian Jeff Foxworthy‘s 1996 single “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas“, as well as several parodies for the 1980s comedy duo Pinkard & Bowden.[2] Wilson and his frequent co-writer, Danny Simpson, were also credited as a co-writer on Toby Keith‘s 2007 single “High Maintenance Woman” although Keith wrote the song by himself.

Wilson began his recording career in Atlanta, Georgia on the Southern Tracks label with music publisher Bill Lowery. Members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section played on many of Wilson’s early recordings, with ARS keyboardist Dean Daughtry producing.[2] Wilson later recorded extensively in Muscle Shoals, AL with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Wilson co-produced “Allnight Allstars” with Muscle Shoals engineer Steve Melton. The project appeared on Capitol Nashville and includes such rock luminaries as Levon Helm, Greg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Bobby Whitlock, and members of both the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.[5]

In 2009, Wilson and Roger Keiss wrote a detective book entitled “Happy New Year — ted”, about serial killer Ted Bundy.[6]

Wilson attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina as an English major.

He passed away of a heart attack on February 26, 2014, leaving behind his wife and two children.

Fellow comedian and long time friend of Tim Wilson Donnie Baker called into the Bob and Tom Show and gave a comical yet moving tribute to Wilson, which you can listen to by clicking on THIS LINK.

Of course, my favorite all time Tim Wilson comedy bit was his classic account of being stranded at a BP station in the middle of the night.

Tim Wilson, Southerner, Comedian, Musician , Husband and Father, you will be missed- Editor

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