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Tim Wilson, Comedian & Friend To Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Dead At 52

Thu, February 27, 2014 4:01pm EDT by 2 Comments
Tim Wilson Dead
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Comedian Tim Wilson has died of a heart attack at the age of 56 on Feb. 26 in Nashville.

Columbus, Georgia-born comedian Tim Wilson, who released a whopping 15 comedy albums over the course of his storied career, has died of a heart attack in Nashville on Feb. 26 at the young age of 56. He leaves behind his wife and 2 children. See below for more on his life and legacy, including his frequent collaborations with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

‘The NASCAR Song’ Comedian/Singer Tim Wilson Died At 52 Of A Heart Attack

A Presbyterian College alum, Tim was an English major, which certainly served him well over his lengthy and prolific career.

Tim released his first comedy album, Waking Up The Neighborhood, in 1994 — with 15 studio albums that’s nearly one album a year! Tim was a frequent collaborator with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, too. In fact, he co-wrote Blue Collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy‘s hit “Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.”

Arguably his most popular song is “The NASCAR Song,” which celebrates while poking fun at the NASCAR “redneck” stereotype.

Multi-Talented Comedian/Singer/Author Tim Wilson Has Died

A multi-talented performer, along with being a skilled country singer, he also published a book with Roger Kreiss in 2009 titled “”Happy New Year – ted,” a crime novel about American serial killer Ted Bundy which alleges that Ted is guilty of many more murders than he was charged with. Who would have thought that a comedian would have such serious writing and journalism in him?

Here is what some of his friends have had to say about this tragic loss:

Our thoughts are with Tim’s friends and family during this difficult time.

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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