The death of comedian Tim Wilson has come as a surprise to the fans and a huge loss to the comedy community. Fans, friends and colleagues are paying tribute to the man who made people smile. Tim Wilson was a staple in comedy, co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy's hit song, Redneck 12 Days of Christmas and was seen around the country performing. Known as a regular on the Bob and Tom Show, Tim Wilson always was funny when he hit the microphone and fans looked forward to hearing him. According to WHAA 11 on Thursday, the comedian died of a heart attack when he was with his brother in Nashville.
While fans around the country have been taking to social media to share the sad news, so have Wilson’s colleagues. Reflecting on the great loss of the talented comedian there is no doubt this death is not only shocking, but will leave a big hole in the comedy world.
"I regret to tell you my friends that we have lost comedian Tim Wilson today he died of a heart attack in Nashville he was with his brother. I cannot tell you how much he will be missed in the comedy community,” tweeted Ron White from his official Twitter account on Wednesday night.
“Tim was a mentor and friend to a lot of us comedians that started in the south, Him, Foxworthy and James Gregory. One of the big 3. Hat off,” tweeted Larry the Cable guy from his official Twitter account late Wednesday night.
"Tim Wilson died today. He was flat out one of the funniest comics I've ever seen. Class act as well," tweeted Greg Warren from his official Twitter account on Wednesday night.
"To one of the few who loved the road for the road, a great guy, great headliner n even drinking buddy, RIP Tim Wilson. I'm shocked n sad,” tweeted Kathleen Madigan from her official twitter account.
Personally, as a fan of Tim Wilson, I got to see him perform live years ago and it was something I have never forgotten. The laughing in the room didn't stop and fans hung on his every word as he weaved stories into jokes. Not just a comedian, but also a musician, Tim Wilson was passionate in sharing his craft with the world. It was so obvious he loved his job.
We will all miss comedian Tim Wilson. The hole in our hearts will only bleed. And there will no shortage of tears.
Thank you for the laughs Mr. Wilson. You will not be forgotten.