Soul star BERNARD WILSON has died at the age of 64.
The singer, best known as a member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, passed away on Sunday (26Dec10) at the Kresson View nursing home in Voorhees, New Jersey after suffering undisclosed medical complications.
He is known to have suffered a major stroke in 2009, as well as a heart attack earlier this year (10).
Wilson shot to fame alongside singers Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin in the 1970s soul group, producing iconic hits including If You Don't Know Me By Now.
His death means Lloyd Parks is now the only surviving member of the band - Pendergrass died earlier this year (10) and Melvin passed away in 1997.
Wilson's cousin, Faith Peace-Mazzccua, tells, "He was always singing and getting papers and writing down stuff... We used to say, 'He left home a pauper, and came home a millionaire'."