The world just got a whole lot less funkier with the sad loss of legendary P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell who passed today at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer.
The “Wizard of Woo”, king of funky keys is one more of the musical legends we have lost on this very tough 2016.
R.I.P Bernie, your legacy lives on.
Funkateers, we lost him back to the “One”. But he told me that he is okay, he was going to rehearse the band for… https://t.co/FopYdDgVjs
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) June 24, 2016
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RIP Bernie Worrell pic.twitter.com/yG7AvwTsaI
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 24, 2016
“Flashlight” by Parliament is drums and guitar. Everything else? All Bernie Worrell. RIP to a creative wonder.
— Phonte (@phontigallo) June 24, 2016
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Not just a futurist keyboardist moog God…he could sing too… RIP Bernie Worrell https://t.co/Ru98iwnfvw
— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) June 25, 2016
Damn now Bernie Worrell. 😞
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) June 24, 2016
The universe blessed us w/ Bernie Worrell & with his synth he communicated w/ aliens in the funkiest way possible! Honored by your funk #RIP
— G L K (@GASLAMPKILLER) June 25, 2016
Damn. Just getting the news. RIP the homie Bernie Worrell. I was blessed to play with you. The body rest but the funk lives on….
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 25, 2016
— RedBullMusicAcademy (@RBMA) June 24, 2016
— Focused⚡️DāM-FЦПK (@DaMFunK) June 24, 2016
R.I.P. Bernie Worrell – had the honor of booking him and Bootsy Collins at UCSD back in 1996 – an otherworldly talent and gentleman.
— Daddy Kev (@daddykev) June 24, 2016
Bernie Worrell you were a beautiful soul. Keep tickling those ivories above the clouds, my man.
— Jonwayne (@jonwayne) June 24, 2016