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Larry Troutman
Born August 12, 1944
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Origin Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died April 25, 1999 (aged 54)
Dayton, Ohio
Genres Funk, R&B, Soul
Occupations musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Percussion
Years active 1975 — 1999
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts Zapp

Larry Troutman (August 12, 1944 – April 25, 1999) was a musician and a founding member of the Funk/R&B band, Zapp alongside his younger brother, Roger Troutman. The band enjoyed a string of hits throughout the 1980s, Most notably "Computer Love" and "More Bounce to the Ounce".


On April 25, 1999, at 7:20am, police found Troutman in his car, dead as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His younger brother Roger was found a couple of blocks away; his death was ruled a homicide. To this day, family members can give no clear motive as to why the murder-suicide was committed by Larry, though some have said it was over a business dispute. Sources say that Larry had not slept in several days and was not in his normal state of mind at the time.[1]


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