Founder of the J. Geils Band, John Warren Geils Jr., dies

John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, has died, police in Groton, Massachusetts, said.

Police came to Geils' home in Groton for a well-being check, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma said. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive and he was declared dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure, Palma said. Foul play is not expected at this time.

The J. Geils Band released a string of albums in the 1970s and 1980s and became best known for radio mainstays including "Centerfold," "Love Stinks" and "Freeze-Frame."