In Memory

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

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Chris Pilz Chris Pilz from Parrish wrote on June 24, 2016:
SO sorry for your loss Bernie music rocked
Colby Dix Colby Dix wrote on June 24, 2016:
An honor to have met and played with you Bernie. Rest easy. ❤️
Cherie Lynnae Whitaker Cherie Lynnae Whitaker from Simi Valley wrote on June 24, 2016:
Another great loss in music, mind and soul. Youre gonna be greatly missed Bernie. On to your next great adventure, how lucky they are to have you home. Blessings to your family and many friends. ???
Dan Friedman Dan Friedman from San Rafael, CA wrote on June 24, 2016:
Seems like you were always there somewhere, tickling those keys and funking things up in the best way. You still are. Always will. Thanks for your generosity, your chops and your beautiful spirit.
Blaine Whittle Blaine Whittle from Macon, GA wrote on June 24, 2016:
I had the pleasure of making Dr Worrell's acquaintance during the late '90's when he brought the Woo Warriors to NYC and played Knitting Factory. Although having seen him several times with P-Funk some 20 years previously, this was a more casual setting which allowed us a chance to speak at length. Dr Worrell was a perfect gentleman, even purchasing me a cocktail while he recounted personal stories of the road. As I was leaving, he stopped me saying he'd really enjoyed our conversation and wanted to give me a shirt. I still wear it to this day. The Man defined what it means to be a Class Act!
Brian Payne Brian Payne from Homer wrote on June 24, 2016:
The Wizard Is Dead, Long Live The Woo! R.I.P.
FunkCat Brown FunkCat Brown from Carlsbad wrote on June 24, 2016:
Fly on brotha. As a keyboardist you were my greatest inspiration and teacher. You meant the World to me. Thanks for everything Bernie. May you live eternally through your music. Hugs Judie.
RB RB from Kinderhook wrote on June 24, 2016:
Sweet generous beautiful person. The leader of the band. RIP.
Gary montgomery Gary montgomery from Macon wrote on June 24, 2016:
Goodbye Dr. Bernie, you played it straight despite the circumstances!
Marguerite Coleman Marguerite Coleman from Taylor wrote on June 24, 2016:
There will never be another Bernie. So sorry to the family for your loss.
Matt Detwiler Matt Detwiler from San Francisco wrote on June 24, 2016:
This man will go on meaning more to people than most will ever know. He had one of those musical minds that just can't be replaced.
Sheron Stallworth Sheron Stallworth from Boston wrote on June 24, 2016:
Godspeed..There will never be another one of you...We love you...and we will keep "THE FUNK ALIVE."
Claudette Desmond Claudette Desmond from Boston, Ma. wrote on June 24, 2016:
May you REST In Heaven Eternally, Bernie!
Antoinette McCrory Antoinette McCrory from Baltimore, Md. wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Bernie Worrell !! Thank You for TheFunk
robert ferrusi robert ferrusi from red hook wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie, thank you for your inspiration, and sharing your love of music, art, and life.May the heavens pound away with the "FUNK" tonight,bless you.
Danielle Danielle from Detroit wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you for the FUNK. Rest well dear Sir.
Benjamin Walton Benjamin Walton from Houston wrote on June 24, 2016:
Every key on your board had a different personality. It was as if your music was born from the touch of imagery. You had a synesthetic magic to your art and there can never be another like you. Thank you for the funk, thank you for the purple, thank you for the grooves that brought mankind together. Peace be with you and your family, Bernie.
Paul Paul wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you for the Music
Jeff Bova Jeff Bova from West Hollywood wrote on June 24, 2016:
Your presence on this planet blessed us all.
Peace and Blessings Bernie.
Adam Levy Adam Levy from Spotswood wrote on June 24, 2016:
I used to bring Bernie to my school to talk and play with my students. He was so gracious to do it. So many memories from that experience. The best was the band I have with my students asked him to play Pharrell's "Happy". He didn't know the song but jammed anyway. He was amazing. I took a solo and quoted the jazz standard "Work Song". Bernie finished my quote. My best experience playing music in my life. Afterwards, Bernie asked me the name of the quote we both played! He was an encyclopedia of music. A true genius. I will miss you!