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|Full Name||Dennis Thomas.|
|Nick Name||Dee Tee (D.T.).|
|Remembered for||Kool & the Gang (Founder & Member).|
|Death Date||August 7, 2021.|
|Death Cause||Not Revealed.|
|Profession||Saxophone Player | Actor.|
|Age||70 years old.|
|Birth Date||February 9, 1951.|
|Birth Place||Jersey, New Jersey.|
|Net Worth||USD 5.5 Million USD.|
|Wife||Phynjuar Saunders Thomas (? - August 7, 2021).|
Michelle Thomas (1968 - 1998).
|Parents||Mother: Elizabeth Lee Thomas.|
Elizabeth Thomas Ross.
Doris Mai McClary.
|Aunt||Mary "Duggie" Jones.|
|Height||In feet: 5' 11".|
In centimeters: 180 cm.
In meters: 1.80 m.
Pounds: 180 lbs.
|Last Update||August 8, 2021 (© Copyright- Celebsweek.com).|
Kool & the Gang Founder Dennis Thomas Wikipedia
- American iconic band founder Kool & the Gang Dennis Thomas, aka Dee Tee, hit the global headlines after his death was revealed on August 7, 2021
- 70-year-old Saxophone Player D.T. died comfortably while sleeping on Saturday in his hometown at Montclair, New Jersey, although his family did not divulge Dee Tee’s death cause.
- This legendary band was established in 1964 by renowned musicians Ronald Bell and Robert Earl, together with their five friends Robert Mickens, Ricky West, George Brown, Charles Smith, and Dennis “D.T.” Thomas.
- With growing time, many artists such as Kevin Lassiter, Sir Earl Toon, James “J.T.” Taylor, Sennie “Skip” Martin, Gary Brown, Louis Van Taylor, Odeen Mays Joined and left the Group.
- Before Dennis’ death, his Band key members Ricky West, Ronald Bell, Claydes Charles Smith, Clifford Adams, Otha Nash, Robert “Spike” Mickens, and Woodrow “Woody” Sparrow passed away.
- As a flutist, sax player, and percussionist Dee Tee superbly performed in Kool & the Gang Top Hits “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Funky Stuff,” “Hollywood Swinging,” “Straight Ahead.”
- Kool & the Gang Founder Dennis Thomas was born on February 9, 1951, in Jersey City in New Jersey by his mother, Elizabeth Lee Thomas.
- Besides becoming popular as a Saxophone Player in the industry, he also worked as a composer and actor in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” for which he got Black Reel Awards Nomination in 2004.
- As a performer, he made his appearance also in “Nick of Time” and “The Nutty Professor.”
- To move on with life, Dennis tied the knot with Acting coach Phynjuar Saunders Thomas and spent up to 55 years together.
- In married life, he welcomed Dee Tee welcomed his four children Tuesday Rankin, David Thomas, Devin Thomas, and Michelle Thomas, but his daughter Michelle Thomas died on December 23, 1998, due to Stomach cancer.
- In his last days, D.T. spent the most time with his kids, wife Phynjuar Saunders, aunt Mary “Duggie” Jones, and siblings Elizabeth Thomas Ross, Doris Mai McClary, and Bill Mcleary.