In Memory

Transition Home to the Great Spirit
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June 24, 2016 – 11:54am

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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 Www.khueex.com is where you can find it.
Peter McDonnell Peter McDonnell from Singapore/Tokyo/London wrote on September 2, 2016:
I first met Bernie in the late 80,s in Tokyo and he was a truly inspiring person, always smiling and always making people laugh.When i visited New York in 1992 we had a few beers in the village and i couldn't remember my friends address so Bernie said to me "no problems stay with me in Plainfield and i,ll bring you back tomorrow and and find your friends address" .That summed him up not only a great musician but a down to earth lovely person.Every year we always met up in Tokyo or London and i miss him deeply.His music will live on forever and will always be known as the WIZZARD of WOO, One day Bernie we will meet again.. Bigs hugs Judie and Basel.XX
Matt Szczesny Matt Szczesny wrote on September 2, 2016:
Bernie was a giant of American music and he will be sorely missed. I had the pleasure to meet him about 20 years ago and he was one of the nicest, down to earth people I've ever met. I've met other musicians I looked up to before and been disappointed but not with Bernie. He was all class and talent. I went to Nelson Ledges in June with the hopes of seeing him play again but it was not to be. I'll cherish the times I was lucky enough to see him perform. There will never be another like him. My condolences to his family and friends.
Michael Perkins Michael Perkins from Seattle wrote on September 2, 2016:
Bernie you were (and still are) a huge influence on my studies of orchestration and accompaniment, and I learn something new from you every day. Thank you. Rest peacefully.
Brad Doty Brad Doty from Arlington Heights wrote on September 1, 2016:
Just saw on a Stop Making Sense that Bernie passed away. I'm sure he lived a great life. He had such beautiful energy!
David Paupaw David Paupaw from Brooklyn NY wrote on August 31, 2016:
It was my honor working with Bernie for his event at Webster Hall. I had the pleasure of working with 2 times in my life. Once at 92Y Tribeca. New York City The second one was at Webster Hall which was the most memorable Bernie is a loved musician. To witness the people that came out for him. I can't even mention the musicians and that came out to give him respect My love goes to his family and that we may keep his music alive. Much love to his family and him. ???????โœŒ?๏ธ
C.W. Thompson C.W. Thompson from Seattle wrote on August 30, 2016:
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Worrell. We thank you for sharing your gift with the planet. I am just hearing of your passing my brother and I know for certain that God is pleased with what you did with the gifts that He bestowed upon you; for that was your gift back to Him. Rest In Heavenly Peace