Comedian Tim Wilson Dies At 52
Tim Wilson was best known for his parody number 'The NASCAR Song'
Tim Wilson, the comedian and country singer known for his hit parody songs, died on Wednesday in Columbus, Ga. He was 52.
Tim Wilson Dies
Wilson’s death was the result of an apparent heart attack, his manager Chris Dipetta told CNN. Wilson had been in the middle of a small tour – having played a gig in Bay City, Mich., and heading to Birmingham, Ala., for two more shows at The Comedy Club Stardome.
“I am very sorry to report that my dear friend Tim Wilson passed away this evening,” Stardome owner Bruce Ayers said on the club’s Facebook page. “I like the entire comedy community am shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Tim was old school, he was on our second show (when the club opened in 1983). I just can’t tell you how much he will be missed.”
Throughout his career, Wilson blended comedy and song, penning a number of popular parody numbers that focused on NASCAR and country music. His biggest hits include "The NASCAR Song", “Garth Brooks Ruined My Life” and “Jeff Gordon’s Gay.” He also wrote Jeff Foxworthy’s hit “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.”
Tim Wilson Remembered On Twitter
Stunned at the loss of the grand Tim Wilson.Am so very sad. A joy to watch and to be in his presence.Guess God was looking for someone fun.
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) February 27, 2014
Tim Wilson didn't have a TV show and wasn't a household name he was bigger than all of that. He meant so much to me and many other comedians
— Tommy Johnagin (@tommyjohnagin) February 27, 2014
Sad day in the comedy world. Tim Wilson was a legend and me laugh so many times. Many caring thoughts are with his family today.
— Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) February 27, 2014
Tim was a mentor and friend to a lot of us comedians that started in the south, Him, Foxworthy and James Gregory. One of the big 3. Hat off.
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) February 27, 2014
Tim Wilson was so much more than a tweet. Which is why there's nothing to say here.
— Drew Hastings (@drewhastings) February 27, 2014
Wilson is survived by his wife, a 24-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son.
– Chelsea Regan