The World Is A Lot Less Funky With The Passing Of Leroy “SugaFoot” Bonner

Leroy SugarFoot Bonner Photo:

It was Saturday Night when we first heard of the passing of Leroy “Sugafoot” Bonner and it took us a while to write about someone who means so much to the world of Funk.

Sugafoot was the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Ohio Players. Songs like “Skin Tight”, “Heaven Must Be Like This”, “Fire”, “Honey” and “Love Rollercoaster”. Countless jams that produced sweaty bodies on the dance floor and plenty of babies at home.

The front man died in Dayton, Ohio Saturday Night at the age of 69 with no cause of death being announced.

Sugafoot, thank you for the jams, the grooves, the education of real music by real musicians. You will be missed but your music will live on forever.-DocFB

Diagnosis: A Funk Legend….



  • Jaymee Stahrr
    Posted at 18:34h, 30 January

    Aww..:( I was just thinking about Sugarfoot listening to some Ohio Players trying to cop his style. Never got to see them play live…

  • ChiTown-Jill
    Posted at 15:38h, 30 January


  • cathye o
    Posted at 22:01h, 29 January

    thanks doc for the posting. this is so sad i just saw him a week ago in concert with old school funk jam with the players, cameo, sos band, ltd, dazz band & klymaxx. really great show. looking forward to next funk fest. earth/wind/fire was music in between acts. ohio players was a really great band & a great alternative to the awful computer disco. thank god for big funk bands with great r & b music & great rock bands like led zeplin. punk came into great being also. thank god for prince.

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