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June 24, 2016 – 11:54am

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Randy Carlo Willis Randy Carlo Willis from Binghamton, New York wrote on December 10, 2016:
I met you in June 2000. I got your autograph when you were standing outside of the Knitting Factory in New York City. You gave an outstanding performance that night. Now youre i nheaven with Glenn Goins, Tiki Fulwood, Ray Davis, Cordell Mosson, Garry Shider, Philippe Wynne, Malia Franklin, Eddie Hazel, Flip Cornett, Jessica Cleaves, Roger Troutman, Belita Woods, Skitch Lovett, Richard Kush Griffith, and many more. You will always be a keyboard genius! GOD took you away much too soon. My wife , Debra Willis, is talking to you now. GOD took her in HIS arms on Thursday, May 21, 2015. You'll be greatly missed.
christian christian from seattle wrote on December 6, 2016:
2008 emt+1 with bernie worrell . thank you. the privelege was mine
Rick C Rick C from Pequea, PA wrote on November 29, 2016:
His music enlightened all who heard it, but his presence lightened my heart. I am deeply touched by the short time I worked with him. He brought light to my heart, wonder to my mind, and funk to my booty.
Thank you, Bernie. RIP
Harry MIndgame Harry MIndgame from London wrote on November 7, 2016:
RIP to a legend. Thank you for enriching my life with your music. We played the Pfunk as Dj's from a very young age and even before that, after school my friend and I would go through his brothers Parliament/Funkadelic collection in the very early eighties. I was always attracted to the way in which the music was created and some of the sounds were just out there. Your genius on the keyboards was responsible. Rest in Power. :-)
Kevin Barfield Kevin Barfield from Camden N.J. wrote on October 29, 2016:
Thinking of you ? listening to others try and play your cord's. Often emulated never duplicated.
Steven Steven from Denver wrote on October 23, 2016:
You were the best
Jason Lobb Jason Lobb from Sonora wrote on October 19, 2016:
Just two minutes ago I heard the news. My heart and prayers I send to his family and friends.
The world lost yet another irreplaceable man.
Lisa Pellegrene Lisa Pellegrene from Los Angeles, CA wrote on October 18, 2016:
Rest in peace Bernie and soar with the other angels! You were a blessing not only to the world of music, but to the world. Your legacy will always live on through others, especially to those who also realize and find and use their God given gifts to also contribute to making the world a better place, as you did and always will, through your gift of creating music. Love and blessings.
tom tom from randolph wrote on October 2, 2016:
r.i.p. never forgotten
Randy jones Randy jones from Atlanta wrote on September 28, 2016:
The stank just left the FUNK!!! R.I.P
Keith Keith from Marietta wrote on September 24, 2016:
Bernie Worrell and his sound talent and vibe have been a part of my life since '70 I was 14. Can't remember a time when I wasn't listening to him he also was one og the most genuinely friendly people I have ever met.May the Heavenly Hosts greet and guide him much respect
Carey Carey from Hattiesburg wrote on September 20, 2016:
A true legend and one of the most innovative and influential artists the world has ever seen. Thanks for sharing with the world, Bernie and making this planet a lot more funky.
AhugeDutchFan AhugeDutchFan from Amsterdam, the Netherlands wrote on September 20, 2016:
The undisputed master of keyboard universe, had the funk all over in it's genes, it's fingers. Deserved so much more credits from the music industry! Bernie is unreplacable! RIP
Michael Perkins Michael Perkins from Seattle wrote on September 18, 2016:
Bernie, I hope my mom finds you . She was my human metronome growing up. You help me study unusual chords. Always helping the world open their mind, even since you've gone. Much love. We look out for Judie! Rest, brother.
Jeffrey T Wells aka JT Wells Jeffrey T Wells aka JT Wells from Piedmont, W Va 26750 wrote on September 16, 2016:
Bernie...Meeting you and your lovely wife Judie, was a supper great time in my life. Your music will always live on. Ever funkin on
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Big Pluck Big Pluck from Washington, DC wrote on September 13, 2016:
Thanx for the Funk Bernie!
Flashlight will forever be the Funk Jam for all eternity!

-BiG Pluck
Mike Mike wrote on September 10, 2016:
Fuck'n Woo Man! Thank you for the inspiration my Brotha!!! You rock! MUCH Love
Nick Nick from Minneapolis wrote on September 8, 2016:
I miss you, Bernie. You were a light in my life without really knowing me. I only ever exchanged one email with you but it meant everything to me. The world is lonelier without the sounds you put in it. Thank you so much Judie for supporting and helping this wonderful human. Thank you to the Worrell family and name for all you gave this world. There will never be another Bernie and he has never been properly acknowledged. But those of us who know KNOW how special and wonderful you were and are, Bernie. Every day without you is a day I think about how to carry on your legacy. Bernie Worrell was a hero to this world whether people know or not. All my love forever. Thank you for what you left behind. Thank you for all you are and were. I will NEVER forget you.
Preston singletary Preston singletary from Seattle wrote on September 5, 2016:
I had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Bernie the final 3 years of his life. We created several hours of music that is now coming out. The first album is released and available. The work we did is soulful and in the Native spirit. I really feel that we were drawn together and, I know that it propelled him in a different way. His generous spirit is all over this material and is where you can find it.