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12 January 2015, 18:23 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29
Kool & the Gang trombonist Clifford Adams has died at the age of 62.
Adams passed away on January 12 in New Jersey after a year-long battle with liver cancer, according to reports.
Adams performed with Kool & the Gang regularly at various times throughout the group's 51-year history.
The group achieved a US number-one hit with 'Celebration' in 1980, and also reached the top ten with 'Ladies' Night' and 'Too Hot’.
Kool & the Gang still perform together this day, with multiple long-time members of the band still appearing.
Watch Kool & the Gang perform their popular hit 'Celebration' below: