I cannot recall where I saw it first mentioned but I checked the Skull Snaps MySpace to discover that George Bragg the group's original drummer had died.
This is what they said:
It's with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of the funkiest drummer of all time, George Bragg. One of the original three Skull Snaps, along with Samm Culley and Ervan Waters, Bragg's contributions to music will not be forgotten as he still remains the most sampled drummer of all time.
He was laid to rest on June 18th and I wonder how many of the people who have sampled his music know what's happened?