lou wilson*Fans  are mourning the death of Lou Wilson of Mandrill, the afro-funk band who passed away from cardiac arrest. He was 71.

Details of a planned memorial celebration will be announced shortly. Below is a message to the public from Lou’s brothers and fellow band members:

The centerpiece of our music and our lives, eldest brother LOUIS WILSON, affectionately known as “Sweet Lou,” made his transition on Monday morning, January 7, 2013 in Southern California.

On behalf of the Wilson Family and Mandrill, we ask that you please light a candle, hum a song, play a drum or say a prayer in remembrance of him.

Lou would like that. . .

We will keep you posted on plans for a musical tribute in the near future and other information.

Best regards,
Ric, Carlos and Wolf