Comedian Tim Wilson Dies At 52
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A comedian scheduled to perform at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville later this year has died of a heart attack in Georgia.
Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton said Wilson was pronounced dead at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He was 52.
Many of his funny friends who worked closely with him in regional comedy clubs offered their condolences, including Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. He had many fans in the NASCAR circuit as well, writing "The NASCAR Song."
Wilson appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and recorded several albums including "I Should Have Married My Father-In-Law," "Low-Class Love Affair" and "Hillbilly Homeboy."
Wilson also co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy's holiday hit "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wilson spent much of his career in Atlanta and was a regular at The Punchline Comedy Club for several decades. The newspaper also reported he was featured on several syndicated radio programs.
Wilson was scheduled to perform at Zanies in April.
He is survived by a wife and two children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)