LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Comedian Tim Wilson has died.  His manager Chris Dipetta confirms on social media that the 52 year old died on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

The Georgia-native was a regular performer at local comedy clubs.  The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan in Louisville posted a tribute on their website saying they are saddened by the comedian's passing. "Tim is synonymous with Louisville comedy, and everyone always looked forward to him performing during Derby Week. Comedy is a big family, and it is always sad to lose a member. Tim Wilson will be missed."

Fellow comedian and club owner Steve Hofstetter tells WDRB ""Tim Wilson during Derby Week has been a tradition in Louisville since I was too young to even know what a comedy club was." He continues,"It is always sad to lose part of our comedy family. It is especially said when its someone as beloved as Tim Wilson. Tim was a true talent. This loss will be felt by anyone within 10 miles of a stage and a microphone."

The 52 year old was a long time regular on the Louisville comedy scene and on local and national radio shows including Bob & Tom. Audiences across the country will remember him with his guitar in hand singing witty songs. Wilson also made appearances on The Tonight show with Jay Leno and other tv shows including WDRB in the Morning.

He released several comedy albums including Tough Crowd, Waking Up the Neighborhood, Low-Class Love Affair, and Tuned Up, Wilson scored a hit single with his "Garth Brooks Ruined My Life," also co-writing Jeff Foxworthy's smash "The Redneck Twelve Days of Christmas."

Funeral plans have not been announced.

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