Roger and Larry Troutman of the funk band Zapp died
Sunday in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide, according
to an Associated Press report. The brothers, who were both shot,
were found several blocks apart Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, according
to the report. Bandleader Roger Troutman, who was 47, died in surgery
after being taken to the nearby Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center.
Larry Troutman, who was 54, was found dead in a car, with a gunshot
wound to his head, the AP reported. Zapp, which also included
their brothers Terry and Lester Troutman, scored such R&B
hits as "More Bounce to the Ounce" (1980) and "Dance Floor (Part 1)"
(1982); Roger Troutman's solo hits included the 1987 pop smash "I Want
to Be Your Man" (1982). In 1996, he added his trademark vocoder sound to
Tupac Shakur's single "California Love."