Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Roger was the fourth of nine children.
On a Sunday morning, April 25, 1999, Roger Troutman was found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton recording studio around 7 a.m.
According to doctors, the 47-year-old had been shot several times in the torso and was in critical condition; he died during surgery at the local hospital Roger's brother Larry was discovered dead in a car a few blocks away with a single gunshot wound to the head.
A pistol was found inside the vehicle, which matched the description of a car leaving the scene of Roger Troutman's shooting according to witnesses.
Cooper is considered one of the best falsetto vocalists of all-time, in the same league as Bobby De Barge and Philip Bailey.
Cooper reportedly left Cameo to pursue a solo career but his career was cut short by his death-that is still shrouded in mystery.
One day, she arrived on the "Judging Amy," set and said, "I don't want to do this anymore," despite making thousands per episode, she simply preferred hanging out on the corners with gang buddies.