Tim Wilson, country comedian and musician, dies
February 27th, 2014
01:00 PM ET

Tim Wilson, country comedian and musician, dies

Tim Wilson, a comic who incorporated country music into his act, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, his manager Chris Dipetta said. He was 52.

According to Dipetta, Wilson died in Columbus, Georgia, where he'd traveled after finishing a gig in Bay City, Michigan. He'd reportedly been scheduled to headline a show at The Comedy Club Stardome near Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday and Saturday.

Wilson was known for his Southern humor, which included penning and performing songs like "Jeff Gordon's Gay" and "Garth Brooks Ruined My Life" as a part of his act.

He is probably best known for his comedy tune "The NASCAR song" which you can listen to here:

Actor and comedian Daniel "Larry" Whitney, who performs under the moniker "Larry the Cable Guy," tweeted his sadness about the news.

"Comedian Tim Wilson passed away tonight," Whitney tweeted. "I hope you were one of the lucky ones that got to see him preform. One of the best."

Wilson was a regular on the syndicated radio program "The Bob & Tom Show," and a tribute to the comic was posted on their website Thursday.

"It is a very difficult day, and we couldn't be more saddened by the passing of a comedy legend," the posting said in part. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's loved ones."

Wilson's manger, Dipetta, said the performer is survived by his wife, and two children, a 15-year-old son and 24-year-old daughter.


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