J. Geils Found Dead in Massachusetts Home

John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils, was  found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home on Tuesday evening. He was  71. WCVB TV reports that he was found unresponsive by police when they  responded to his house for a well-being check. 

He was pronounced dead at  the scene. Foul play is not suspected at this time. Geils was best  known for founding the '80s rock group The J. Geils Band. Their album Freeze Frame contained  the song "Centerfold," which hit #1 for six weeks. Geils' bandmate  Peter Wolf paid tribute to the guitarist on Facebook last night by  writing, "Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down  the house! R.I.P Jay Geils."

Source:  USA Today