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Heart attack claims the life of Tim Wilson, comedian and country music artist

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A heart attack has claimed the life of Tim Wilson, a comedian and country music artist. Wilson, perhaps best known for his songs “The Jeff Gordon Song” and “Garth Brooks Ruined My Life”, was 52. Wilson also co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy’s “12 Redneck Days of Christmas”.

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The Bob & Tom Show posted a Facebook update on Feb. 27 letting fans know that Wilson passed away on Wednesday. Tim Wilson was a frequent guest on The Bob & Tom Show and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Tim Wilson was scheduled to headline a show at “The Comedy Club Stardome” in Birmingham, Ala.this weekend. Club owner Bruce Ayers was shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Wilson’s passing. Ayers described Tim Wilson as “old school” and will be missed by all who enjoyed his comedy and music.

Tim Wilson began his career in college as a sportswriter and later wrote reviews of local concerts. Wilson turned to comedy after a music demo tape did not have much success. He gained a loyal following in his home state of Georgia and went on to win a Cinemax standup comedy competition. His last album, “Caffeine Wired, Nervous & Pale” was released in 2013.

Celebrities expressed their condolences on Twitter and Facebook. Comedians such as Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Kathleen Madigan were shocked and saddened to hear of Tim Wilson’s passing. Tim Wilson is survived by his wife and two children.

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