Thom Bell, a producer, composer, arranger, and instrumentalist, died Thursday (Dec. 22).
Thom Bell, was 79 years old when he died. He was one of the main people who made the orchestrated Philly Soul sound what it is today. He wrote and produced a lot of songs, including The Stylistics’ Betcha By Golly Wow, The Spinners’ Rubberband Man, and The O’Jays’ Backstabbers.
His lawyer, Michael Silver, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Bell had died at his home in Bellingham, Washington. No cause of death was known right away.
“The Sound of Philadelphia” was made by Bell, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In a statement to the Inquirer, Gamble said, “Tommy and I have been best friends for more than 60 years.” “When we first met, we decided to start writing songs together and make Kenny and Tommy, a singing duo, and then The Romeos, our band. Leon Huff and I were happy to have him as a member of the Mighty Three, the group of musicians who wrote songs for TSOP.
“He was a great artist and my best friend. The names of Gamble, Huff, and Bell will last forever. Rest in peace, bud!”
Huff told the news outlet, “Thom Bell was my favorite musician, arranger, songwriter, and music producer of all time! It was an honor and a pleasure to work with him creatively and as a business partner. Rest in peace.”
Bell is survived by his wife Vanessa and their children Royal, Troy, Tia, Mark, Cybell, and Christopher. Fans now want to know about his wife, children, and also his net worth. Keep reading this post till the end to know everything in detail.
Know About Thom Bell’s Wife
Thom Bell had been married to his second wife, Vanessa before his death. Vanessa and Thom Bell were very happy together. The couple has been married since 1986.
At first, Sylvia Bell and Thom Bell were married. Thom and Sylvia got married in 1965 and split up in 1981. Thom Bell had six children: Royal, Troy, Tia, Mark, Cybell, and Christopher Bell.
This little information is known about Thom Bell’s wife and children.
What Was Thom Bell’s Net Worth?
According to various sources, we gathered is that Thom Bell had an estimated net worth of $2-$4 million, which is still unconfirmed. No exact amount of money is known.
Thomas Randolph Bell was an American record producer, arranger, and songwriter who was born in Jamaica. He is renowned as one of the creators of Philadelphia Souls in the 1970s. He is best known for his success with the Philadelphia sound in the 1970s, especially with the Delfonics, Stylistics, and Spinners. In June of 2006, Bell was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2016, Bell was placed into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.