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Ronald "Khalis" Bell, a co-founder, songwriter, saxophonist, vocalist and producer of the chart-topping group Kool & The Gang, died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was 68. Kool & The Gang landed, for good, on its name (after trying out The New Dimensions, The Jazziacs and others) in 1969. From that point on, the group released eight Top 40 albums, 12 Top 10 singles (including "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies Night," "Too Hot," "Celebration"), 12 Gold and five Platinum records, a Grammy for Album of the Year (for the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever), and induction into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, among a long list of other achievements.