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Disco Inferno singer Jimmy Ellis dies aged 74

9 March 2012 Last updated at 16:21 GMT

American singer Jimmy Ellis, who sang on the classic hit Disco Inferno, has died at the age of 74.

Disco Inferno was a 1976 Grammy award-winning hit for The Trammps - founded in Philadelphia by Ellis and his friends.

Ellis continued to tour with The Trammps until 2010.

He died in a nursing home in South Carolina from complications from Alzheimer's, according to his family.