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Ms Jocelyn Ms Jocelyn wrote on April 26, 2017:
My daughter and I sat with you at breakfast in Bellingham last month...finally got to your site. It's a lovely tribute, Judie.
Joseph West Joseph West from Irvine wrote on March 23, 2017:
To my dear brother Bernie, you'll
always hold an eternally joyous place in my heart.
Love Joseph
Trace Ellington Trace Ellington from Richmond wrote on March 13, 2017:
You were the light in Funk !!!!!
roger demetrius sims roger demetrius sims from north little wrote on March 7, 2017:
I was very young i was amaze because he did best on the keys bless you for your sound sir
Reynard Harden Reynard Harden from SAN FRANCISCO wrote on February 2, 2017:
Watching" Stop Making Sense w/ David Bryne. Miss Bernie sound.?
Jonathan Teich Jonathan Teich wrote on January 25, 2017:
We all know what an amazing musician Bernie was. I'm very grateful to have known Bernie. He was also a wonderful, sweet, giving individual. He will be missed.
Vincent Powell Vincent Powell from Port Hueneme wrote on January 24, 2017:
Rest in Peace. I have a CD from you when your web site was first starting off and I ask for All the Woo in the World. I think one of your family member was email me back and forth until I got it. I had about 5 copies on wax back in the day but you will be missed. Thank you for all the sounds from all the artist you put down keys for the WOO and the Funk will never stop.
Harold Greene Harold Greene from waldorf wrote on January 16, 2017:
Thank you, Dr. Worrell, for giving us your life. I have listened to your music since 1971 and nearly every day thereafter. I love you for that and your family for giving us you. I love your music so much for taking me through happy and sad times, times of success and through setbacks. My wish is to be buried with yours and Parliament Funkadelic's music. I hope my idea for Parliament Funkadelic music, including "Who's a Funkadelic," is one day realized so new generations are always exposed to it. Funkadelic music is love, joy, fun, political, insightful, and most all teaching, and Dr. Worrell's input, therein, is invaluable and immeasurable. When I was a kid, I always loved when you came to my hometown, Columbus, Ohio (though my beautiful mom did not understand you guys - lol). Love you, man...RIP...
Dar Tanzin Dar Tanzin from Iceland wrote on January 15, 2017:
Peace to you in your resting. Go with your spirit to the new light.
Karsten Karsten from Mainz wrote on January 5, 2017:
What a loss. Great artist, good man. Enjoyed your shows so much. We will miss you, Bernie. Fly on!
Mike Rheubottom Mike Rheubottom from Hillcrest, NY wrote on January 1, 2017:
As I was reading about Alphonse Mouzon passing I read that Bernie passed, I'm in shock! If you've got funk you've got style. You're funkin' in eternity, Bernie, styling forever; you will be missed. A true keyboard master.
STiLO-DROM STiLO-DROM from Munich wrote on December 31, 2016:
Today is new years eve 2016 - Iยดm just listening to a mix on mixcloud called "goodbye 2016! and never come back" honouring all great musicians..
Bernie not on the mix...
So I have to write this from my soul -
Iยดve never seen him live - I wish I had
Today Iยดll access the LIVE show of Parliament who are playing in VEGAS
remembering him.
Yesterday I saw the concert of the STONES in CUBA on TV ...
What a generation!
P:S.: CAN SOMEONE STOP DONALD TRUMP PLEASE
Greetings from Good Old Europe
Aliki Russo Aliki Russo from Ketchum wrote on December 30, 2016:
In memoriam I am on a quest to remind all those that we lost Bernie this year as well as so many other talented people. Though my time knowing him was short his spirit will stay with me always. Love you Bernie
Dianne Dianne from Honoluku wrote on December 30, 2016:
My Dear You will be missed more than you could ever imagine. You were and always be one Great Love and Ispiration in my Life. Go and play that Funk in Heavenโค๏ธ
Julian Richardson Julian Richardson from Detroit wrote on December 28, 2016:
I knew it wouldn't last forever, but your music and the world wide influence that you as a member of Parliament Funkadelic will forever remain as a stain of FUNK! I remember going to the Olympia Stadium to see you as a teenager every year that I could. Miss you man!
Susan Susan from Washington DC wrote on December 26, 2016:
May you rest in peace. Thank you for sharing your music and enriching life of earth during your all-to-brief time here. God bless you.
Jon Miller Jon Miller from Dianella wrote on December 13, 2016:
You will be missed my brother.. Enjoyed meeting and photographing you and George on the Agent Oh-Oh video.. lots of great images.
Play that funk sound up there for the man and others they will enjoy it.
Bob Frederick Bob Frederick from Tucson Arizona wrote on December 10, 2016:
RIP. You are missed. You will not be forgotten.

A Funketeer.
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 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
Les Green Les Green from Lakewood wrote on August 24, 2016:
My condolences to the entire Worrell family and friends as well. I just found out about Mr. Worrell's passing today (8/23/16); I guess I've been hiding under a rock because not one word was mentioned about his death in the major media TV networks in NJ. It's a shame too because we all (my boys) knew that he was the glue that kept P-Funk together all those years. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Worrell in a dinner lounge on Broadway in NYC I believe in the early or mid 1990's; and when I saw a man who looked like him playing classical music with a tuxedo on, I had to ask him was he the one and only Bernie Worrell? He replied that he was, and I asked him why was he playing classical music in a dinner lounge and he replied something like this: "Because I need money like everyone else". I never forgot how this legend sounded playing Bach and right then and there I knew that this man was a genius. May I and I have mercy on his soul.

Respectfully,

From the 1970's funkateer
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Justin Countee Justin Countee wrote on August 20, 2016:
Thank you for sharing your genius with the world Bernie, you will always be missed.
Kevin FitZgerald Kevin FitZgerald from Washington,DC wrote on August 18, 2016:
Fly on Brother Bernie!! I can't find the words that I could use to describe the mark that you left on my life and the world. My humaness makes me sad for you aren't on the earthly plane, but I rejoice in your honor and bask in the memories that your earthly existence afforded me! Fly on, Bernie!! I love you man
John Mizutani John Mizutani from Sacramento wrote on August 15, 2016:
May Bernie rest in heaven.
Curtis Sonny Thompson Curtis Sonny Thompson from Wash DC wrote on August 13, 2016:
As Maya Angelou said people will never forget how you made them feel ,I now know that the universe moves with a natural ebb and flow that is consistently consistent,natural and not the same old same old.Normalcy is not a natural human traight AT ALL!R.I.P. BERNIE.
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Lori udovich Lori udovich from Seattle, Wa wrote on August 12, 2016:
There really are no words for a soul like Bernie. Judy there are I am sure so many people sending you messages but I have an article in a fanzine I would love to send to you. I've kept it for years and years. I went the fundraiser in Seattle and was not able to give to you. Please gmail me since I am kind of behind on this social media stuff. Thank-you
Brian Clahan Brian Clahan from San Francisco wrote on August 12, 2016:
You added so much to this world through your music, by bringing people together and connecting them through their hearts . I'm so grateful and honored to have been able to cross paths with you.
Gavin Stephens Gavin Stephens from U.K wrote on August 9, 2016:
A true inspiration to me from an early age. Introduced me to so much and beyond the impossible. Thank you for being Woo Bernie. Peace 2 you and your family.
nz nz wrote on August 6, 2016:
A true music genius. RIP Bernie. You changed my life forever. thank you for the funk, we will never forget you
SHARKEY SHARKEY from Auburn wrote on July 31, 2016:
Thanks for the Funk will miss you your music will live forever.
Priscilla Priscilla from Jackson wrote on July 30, 2016:
You left a mark like no other
Rey Hinajon Jr Rey Hinajon Jr from Las Vegas Nv 89031 wrote on July 30, 2016:
THANK U-4DA-FUNK
c. louis butts, jr. c. louis butts, jr. from portland,or...des moines, iowa wrote on July 25, 2016:
my wonderful honoured meeting ef bernie was at Berbati's in Portland,OR...he set me straight on how the bass can thump us from breastbone to bottom of our crotches, to paraphrase him: commence us to a-jigglin' by presence alone!!!... then he regaled all ef us @ that show w/bodythumpin' bootyshakin' mindblowin' kickyurfeetup riddims florishes bassmonster thunder melodies to funk the universe !!! ... bernie, you inspire this bassist,dr. bambam, to keep on reaching for new lows inna bassythumpin' to go for the highest universe music!!! =^.^= much respect love cherish being miss ya!!! !
Dwayne R Dwayne R from Orlando wrote on July 25, 2016:
I followed Funkadelic from Maggot Brain..You will always shine on {fly on...}
Michael Perkins Michael Perkins from Seattle wrote on July 24, 2016:
Bernie, I've followed you all my life. You will continue to be an inspiration. Sleep. Peace.
margaret johnson margaret johnson from Albemarle, NC. wrote on July 21, 2016:
You will always be remembered.
Alfred (bizzy) Lilly Alfred (bizzy) Lilly from Newport News Va wrote on July 20, 2016:
THRU CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD I HEARD AND SAW YOU PLAY. I AM GONNA MISS YOU . REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER
Al Jackson Al Jackson from Williamsburg wrote on July 20, 2016:
Gonna miss you, Bernie
Jay Jay from New York wrote on July 19, 2016:
Bernie you gave so much joy. My sisters and I used to follow Parlement Funkadelic all around the tri-state area. I can't imagine my life without P Funk. It would not have been as much fun. My sincere condolences to family. You were greatly loved. RIP.
Don Priola Don Priola from Albuquerque wrote on July 19, 2016:
Thank you for sharing your music with us, Bernie. You will not be forgotten, and shall live on in the sound waves.
Valerie Worrell Valerie Worrell from Boston wrote on July 18, 2016:
Rest In peace Bernie. Always remembered and never forgotten.
Michael KLein Michael KLein from Northampton, MA wrote on July 17, 2016:
Still can't believe you are gone. Much like I have yet to visit Ground Zero, losing you is too painful for me to understand, acknowledge, and accept...your presence is still felt and will forever be.
Lonnie Lonnie from BOSTON wrote on July 16, 2016:
Blessed Black,Brother All I'll say is what
you have already said on the keyboards.
RIP, There's a Sugar Shack, somewhere
in the universe waiting for you. It's
always good to Remanence. Again RIP,
my Elder!
Jeffrey Thomas Jeffrey Thomas from Eureka, CA wrote on July 16, 2016:
Bernie Worrell has been and will always remain one of the most influential musicians of my life. I am truly heartbroken over his passing, yet grateful and joyous to have experienced the genius of his artistry within my lifetime. I've always wanted to express to him how his music literally changed my life, and I will always regret never actually saying it to him when I had the opportunity to. My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Worrell family, and to his inner circle of friends who knew and loved him the most.
Rodney Rodney from Roselle wrote on July 16, 2016:
Wow this is crazy I'm scrolling through some pics of the group Midnight Star and ran across a pic of Bernie Worrell saying RIP. I'm like are you serious wow I pray for his family and friends I remember around 30 years ago a family member,friend and I were having a discussion on who played the bass part on flashlight we were back and fourth George No Bootsie, come to find out we were all wrong it was Bernie, thank you Bernie Worrell for so many years Funkdafide P funk Uncut The Bomb!
ruben barbour ruben barbour from elk grove wrote on July 15, 2016:
Bless you Woo Yahweh bless your spirit.
Musau Musau from Plainfield, New Jersey wrote on July 15, 2016:
May Allah be with you, beloved. There will never be another like you again, ever.....
keith bryant keith bryant from cochranville, Pa wrote on July 15, 2016:
what an inspiration he had on me and all musicians. RIP
Jena smith & Mike Stuckey Jena smith & Mike Stuckey from Rochester wrote on July 15, 2016:
Judy, I reached out to you in 2012 when Bernie was coming to play Waterstreet in Rochester NY and you arranged for Mike and I to meet Bernie after the show. Not only was it a fantastic performance but Bernie was so awesome and personable! The world is a lot less funky without him!
Steven C. Majors Steven C. Majors from Suitland, Maryland wrote on July 15, 2016:
You have been an inspiration to me. I play keyboards because of you. RIP Bernie.
Robert F Perry Robert F Perry from Yardley wrote on July 15, 2016:
You were foundation of PFUNK! Was never the same when you left. Say hello to my old Friends Garry and Boogie.
Oscar Henrique de Souza e Silva Oscar Henrique de Souza e Silva from Toledo wrote on July 15, 2016:
I knew Bernie Worrell from Cuicoland Express, the magnificent band of Jack Bruce, with El Negro and Robby Ameen!

Great!

God bless Bernie!

Cheers from Brasil!
Drew Keller Drew Keller wrote on July 15, 2016:
Bernie, you were a beautiful man and an inspiration. Will never be another one like you, my friend. Meeting you in Asheville and then speaking with you on "The Mothership" will always be one of the biggest highlights of my life. RIP, my brother.
Brian Foster Brian Foster from Clearlake Oaks, CA wrote on July 14, 2016:
You played on so many of my favorite recordings. I will so very much miss you! RIP, brother...
Jennifer Jennifer from Sonoma County, California wrote on July 12, 2016:
Thank you for the magic music.
Christopher Sims Christopher Sims from lynn wrote on July 12, 2016:
R.I.P WOO the world has lost a Angel of music
Shayne Fontayne Shayne Fontayne from uk wrote on July 12, 2016:
WOW i'm gutted not Bernie as well. I roadied for him one night in the winter of 96 maybe 97 @ a gig called sankey soaps in manchester. When I saw him struggling with a power cable I jumped up 2 help as I have the same funk machine still have it :) and for all funkateers out there its Kawai PH50. ' Booty's Rubber Band they took the roof off. The Building literally ROCKED @ the end Bernie parted the crowd with a hand full of roses and made sure I got the first one it was a great feeling of love and thanx. Guess what I still have it dried in a basket in window along with a flower from Graceland which proudly new to my buddah, where this day offer special obasences to KING WOO. blessings prayers and light your foreverwellwisher.

Shayne xxx
M.E. Wilson M.E. Wilson from Detroit wrote on July 11, 2016:
RIP Bernie, nobody funkier than you doing what you do. Sincere condolences to your family. Gone but never forgotten.
Jeffrey Mosier Jeffrey Mosier from Lakeside, CA wrote on July 9, 2016:
P-Funk may have been the best band ever. The last time I saw Bernie was with his orchestra in San Diego on 1-19-2013. Just found a link to the audio from the entire concert, https://archive.org/details/bwo2013-01-19.R26.matrix.flac16. He opened our ears to new sounds and we are forever changed.
Noah Foster Noah Foster from Lewes, DE wrote on July 9, 2016:
I saw Bernie in a show at Dogfish Head in Lewes. He was great. He is an idol to me. He will be missed.
Marcellus Green Marcellus Green from Belleville, Il wrote on July 8, 2016:
There was no other. Wish I could have jammed with you to learn some of that wisdom you had. RIP Bernie
Mike Seward Mike Seward from Fort Washington wrote on July 8, 2016:
No one blended all genres of music together in a funkier way!!! Thank you for sharing your genius!!! You will definitely be missed but you left a legacy of music that will live on for many lifetimes!!!
Stevieboy Stevieboy wrote on July 8, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie. Funk master.??????
Hafeesa Hafeesa from New York wrote on July 8, 2016:
Bernie u will always be the Best in spirit and fact .... Rest well sweet one ???????โ˜ฎ??โ˜ฎ
Lilly Guyader Lilly Guyader from Lindsay wrote on July 7, 2016:
Gone but not forgotten.
Melody Melody wrote on July 7, 2016:
May your funk music and spirit stay with us forever.
Thank you for leading my way to the world of funk.
R.I.P.
Jazz Apokalypzz Jazz Apokalypzz from Ohio wrote on July 7, 2016:
Much RESPECT Dr. Worrell and R.I.P. We will always be standing on the verge...
Razzberry White Razzberry White from Cincinnati wrote on July 6, 2016:
We love you Bernie may your spirit live on and continue to inspire all that you have blessed with your energy, soul and talent. RIH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill Elander Bill Elander from Phoenix wrote on July 6, 2016:
Thank you for your encouragement; a life well lived...
Stuart (Funky Stu Stuart (Funky Stu from Long Beach, CA wrote on July 6, 2016:
R I P Brother Bernard. I have loved your music since the late 60s. Truly the funkiest and beautiful keyboards on this planet. Parliament-Funkadelic forever!
Gregory Gregory from dorchester wrote on July 6, 2016:
Bernie was cool and funky let's hon er him with more funk
Kevin Barfield Kevin Barfield from Camden wrote on July 5, 2016:
I will always cherish the times I personally sat and talked to a legend. You sighed a live CD and always was kind with your time. Also remembering your wife calling because I forgot to place my mailing address when ordering your CD. She even gave me a extra CD which she didn't have to do. It is unbelievable all the artist and songs your took to a higher level. You will never be forgotten as long as I'm alive. R.I.P Master of the Universe Woo On!!!!!
Tim Tim from Netherlands wrote on July 5, 2016:
Sad to hear this legend passed away. Bye Bernie
Jerome Freeman Jerome Freeman from Colorado Springs wrote on July 5, 2016:
R.I.P. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell !
Jean-Christophe Dumons Jean-Christophe Dumons from Lorient wrote on July 5, 2016:
Merci Bernie pour ta musique merveilleuse. Rest in P !
Karl Mance Karl Mance from Newark wrote on July 4, 2016:
wow...i'm still saddened by this loss...what a GREAT musician, songwriter, and producer. I remember meeting you at B.B. Kings in NYC and i told you that i was one of your biggest fans....i will always remember you....Rest in POWER !! hats off to Mr. WOO !!
matt matt wrote on July 4, 2016:
Getting a statue in Bernie's likeness to inspire and teach people about his impact on music and the lives he touched would be a fitting gesture. Perhaps in his hometown
Robt Robt from Yardley wrote on July 4, 2016:
The heart and soul of the Pfunk ERA.
Lisa McClain Anderson Lisa McClain Anderson from Strawberry Plains wrote on July 4, 2016:
Thank you for providing the soundtrack to some of the best times of my life. Your music and spirit are eternal, Dr. Worrell. Love and Peace Always,

Lisa
Niles Chandler Niles Chandler wrote on July 3, 2016:
Bernie, rest in P for eternity. A most generous and gracious man.
GC may have been the conceptual wizard of P.Funk, but Bernie was the MUSICAL wizard, par excellence. Listen closely to the albums on headfones and find all the layers he put in there-- electric pianos, organ, melodica, grand piano, TOY piano. The long violin solo on Funkadelic's 'Adolescent Funk' is actually Bernie-- on synths!
Let's all hip the younger generations to his music so his artistry will be appreciated forever.
p g whitfield p g whitfield from sunnyvale, ca wrote on July 3, 2016:
Bernie,

Loved the grove. Genius.

-pgw
Patrick Hart Patrick Hart from Munich wrote on July 3, 2016:
It's a real shame that one the greatest musicians this planet has ever seen died over a week ago and I just recognized that today. Where's the big outcry at the social media platforms like in case of David Bowie, Prince or Lemmy. This man was KING OF KINGS!!!

REST IN PEACE BERNIE WORRELL
(19.04.1944 - 24.06.2016)

Thanks for sharing your spirit and your funk!!!
Funky Voltage Funky Voltage from Hannover Germany wrote on July 3, 2016:
Bernie !
You and the FLASHLIGHT Bassline on a Moog !!!!
I will never forget!
Groove in Peace
Eliot Eliot from Birmingham, UK wrote on July 3, 2016:
Rest in Funk, Bernie. See you on the other side.
Todd F Sawasky Todd F Sawasky from Mebane wrote on July 3, 2016:
You will be sorely missed by all Bernie. May you keep funking it up for all eternity.
Joseph Braswell Joseph Braswell from San Bernardino wrote on July 3, 2016:
Thank you Mr woo r.i.p
Antony Montebello Antony Montebello from Biella wrote on July 2, 2016:
Thank you for making us partakers of part of your heart
Chuck Kearns Chuck Kearns from Storrs, CT wrote on July 2, 2016:
Rest in Peace, Funkbrother ! Keep on playing music in the Great Beyond for all eternity !!!
Kevin Haas Kevin Haas from NYC, USA wrote on July 2, 2016:
Thank you for the music Bernie!
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Pierre Jean Pierre Jean from Paris, France wrote on July 1, 2016:
Merci Mr Worrell, thank you for lettin us love synthesizers, for expanding music boundaries. Thank you for the kind words you sent to me once in an email about a funk jam I made, thank you for givin us da funk. May you Rest In Peace, and love and power to your widow. PJ
Jennifer Durki Jennifer Durki wrote on July 1, 2016:
Bernie's music and friendship has changed my life profoundly will always remember the two years I spent on tour with Bernie as the best of my life will be sorely missed always and remembered with great love and respect
LeBaronP LeBaronP from Lausanne wrote on July 1, 2016:
Welcome back to the Universe.
Philippe Philippe from Kyoto, Japan wrote on July 1, 2016:
Rest in peace Bernie, truly the one and only. Thank you so much for all those years of incredible music. Rock the sky and funk the heaven like only you can!
Diablo Diablo from Portland wrote on July 1, 2016:
Droppin' a three hour tribute to Bernie tonight on the radio.

Rest in Peace Brother!

~Diablo

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Deron Isaac Deron Isaac from Boston wrote on July 1, 2016:
Bernie's music gives joy and laughter to my silent witness and a voice to both my healing transcendent vibrations and my nasty funky cacophonies. His music made me aware of what I already knew in my soul and his sonic power blew the cobwebs out my mind. Blessings to all family, friends, and fans.
Sidney Sidney from Paris France wrote on July 1, 2016:
Bernie, i met you IN France IN 1984 with h hancock and ma y friends from material. Your Music will still stay for eternity You was ร  guide for all the funkateers in This worlds ! RIP Bernie. Sidney the funkyfrench
Dennis Felton Dennis Felton from Tulsa wrote on June 30, 2016:
PFunk is a true American original creation that changed the world and is more than a musical genre, but a way of life. Most things build in incremental steps - but not PFunk. PFunk came out of nowhere, breaking all the rules and blowing up everything that had come before it. It also blew my mind and funked me up. I wasn't the only one. Far from it. None of this could have happened without the geniius, imagination and fearlessness of Bernie. Thank you Bernie and RIP.
Mitch Devine Mitch Devine from Rancho Santa Margarita wrote on June 30, 2016:
I loved Bernie's work with both Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads. And what a privilege it was to meet him in person at the NAMM show a few years ago! Rest in peace, Bernie, your memory and music live on.
Henry Wicks Henry Wicks from Natick, Massachussetts wrote on June 30, 2016:
I'm only 14, but I have already started to plunge into the wonderful world of p-funk and it is incredibly unfortunate that such an incredibly talented musician has left us but I know that his spirit will live on through the fabulous music he has created and the funky legacy he has left.
Jesse Rae Jesse Rae from St.Boswells Scotland wrote on June 29, 2016:
In a' the years I 've known Bernie..I have never heard him say a bad thing aboot any yin or gurse a nasty word,Always thankful for the love o'family...and thankful tae God for the gift he gave him
David Elliott David Elliott from Wylie wrote on June 29, 2016:
The Funk still lives through your music.
Andre Espinet Andre Espinet from Esher wrote on June 29, 2016:
SupaWoovalisticProsiFunkstication...blessed to have been on the planet while the Woo Wizard blessed us with his B-Funk. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Fly on
Jeff Douglas Jeff Douglas from Ringwood wrote on June 29, 2016:
If there is a heaven, I have no doubt that Bernie is there making "heavenly" music.
Thanks for your spirit, music and good vibrations.
You will be missed, but your music will live forever!
Rick Shaw Rick Shaw from Denver wrote on June 29, 2016:
Thank You for all the extraordinary, influential, moving performances you gave us for so many years.
RIP Brother Bernie.
randy pfunk buffington randy pfunk buffington from springfield ohio wrote on June 29, 2016:
what can I say? another one of my superfunky heroes has passed away. Berrnie
your musical talent on the keyboard is unmatched . you were simply the best. I met you once in Columbus and in 1998 and I still have the wrapper I picked up off the floor for you to autograph its hanging on my living room wall as one of my most prized possesions. thank you berrnie for all the music. your presence will be missed. I hope that your family derives some peace from knowing how much so many people loved you.
Fabian Rice Fabian Rice from Phx/chgo wrote on June 29, 2016:
R.I.P. bring the funk..
Bernard Doherty Bernard Doherty from Boston wrote on June 29, 2016:
We love you bernay
Paul Anderson Paul Anderson from Berkeley wrote on June 29, 2016:
Why should I like even just looking at photos of a musician? Composure.

Thank you for your concert appearances.

Thank you for changing the way we listen for music.
Michelle Morgan Michelle Morgan from Easley, South Carolina wrote on June 29, 2016:
A limb has fallen from the family tree that's says grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was strong. Praying for comfort and strength for the family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Bernie.
Perrin de Jong Perrin de Jong from Asheville, NC wrote on June 29, 2016:
Bernie Worrell got a hold of my musical mind at a very tender young age, turned it upside down, and shook it vigorously until the dust bunnies all fell out. Then he poured in his liquid light interplanetary funk-marinade elixir, sealed up the lid, gave it one more shake for good measure, and sent me on my way. I have never been the same. Nor has the world. Bernie Worrell was so influential that, like the fish who is unaware of the water in which she swims, most of the time we didn't even know he was there. And we simply cannot measure the impact that musical Titans like Bernie had on the shaping and education of our ears. P-Funk is among the most widely sampled musical entities in popular music's history. Their lyrics and beats and hooks and riffs and melodies are so commonly found at the heart of commercial radio hits that one could be forgiven for concluding that people decided to stop making new music after Pfunk came along. Because, why bother? No one could ever be funkier or more raw or more real than they got. And at the backbone of this massive musical assault on your D'VoidofFunk, no-dancin' ass were the dancing fingers and the luminous musical mind of one Bernie Worrell, the Wizard of Woo. Ride in Uhuru, Bernie. Thank you for everything, My Shining Guide through the Gaping Void.
Noboru Shimada Noboru Shimada from Tokyo, JAPAN wrote on June 29, 2016:
Bernie, thank you for your play music from 1981-2014 Tokyo & Fujirock Fes. in Japan.
I'm loving your live performance and your musical work. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Alvin Robertson Alvin Robertson from New York City wrote on June 29, 2016:
Bernie was a true magician , he turned music into magic , oh what a wonderful gift he gave the world , R.I.P. my brother and my friend ...
Paul Davis Paul Davis from Lake City, S.C. wrote on June 28, 2016:
The absolute & undoubted best keyboardist the world has ever known!!! Bad Bernie DaVinci The Red Rock Eater All The Woo In The World Worell!!!
J.D. J.D. from D.C. wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thanx for sharing your gift with us.R.I.P.
John John from Wash. Dc wrote on June 28, 2016:
Bernie is not gone....he just playing somewhere else..The greatest keyboardist there ever was. MISSING HIM
Shane Shane wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thank GOD for you and your gift of music... Rest in POWER, Bernie.
howard williams j boat howard williams j boat wrote on June 28, 2016:
all around the world for the funk. the bottom of the P hit it Bernie as you always do! Tiki Billy Eddie Tawl and all the Funkertees it's been a grand ride my Woo brother, love you Linda
Johnny Johnson Johnny Johnson from Richmond wrote on June 28, 2016:
Fly high in Paradise...
Your music has blessed many. Great is your reward. Sleep in Peace...
Peggy Peggy from DC wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thanks Bernie for all the Woo. Rest in power...
Don Kurz Don Kurz from Lynden wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thanx Bernie
Andrea Pedani Andrea Pedani from Livorno wrote on June 28, 2016:
RIP Bernie, and thank you for all of your energies that you gave to the Music. Let the stars be with you.
Laura Rauter Laura Rauter from Charlotte wrote on June 28, 2016:
I know you are playing with the angels now! Rest in peace my Aries friend- you will be greatly missed!
Archie Bell Archie Bell from Houston wrote on June 28, 2016:
Rip my bro. and we loved all your music.[
Sumeru Sumeru wrote on June 28, 2016:
rip bernie! Your music wasa ggreat pleasure. I saw you twice in Hamburg. It was great.
Michelle Neubauer Michelle Neubauer from Sullivan wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thanks....RIP
Gunnar Snyder Gunnar Snyder from Austin wrote on June 28, 2016:
Bernie's love, art, energy, and music will NEVER be forgotten. It will continue to shape and mold original music for years to come. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, so Bernie's energy remains with us always. I feel it's a shame that selfish individuals such as George Clinton and others continue to take and not give back. Life is a circle, and everything goes a'round. Bernie was such a special and humble soul. Blessed love, light, balance, and respect always...
Geoff Ryan Geoff Ryan from Springfield wrote on June 28, 2016:
Got a chance to see Bernie twice with Col Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains. two of the best shows of my life!!
Sheldon Harris Sheldon Harris from Irvington, New Jersey wrote on June 28, 2016:
The Universe was truly generous when it allowed you to be among us for this short time. We were truly blessed to have witnessed such a great talent. Thanks again...Fly on, my Brother
Devin Stowell Devin Stowell from Dallas wrote on June 28, 2016:
I really cannot think of any words other than expressing the sadness that I feel over the loss of dr. B for several years I have deeply enjoyed this mans music. It's enraging that he never got his full due for the impact he made on the music industry from P-Funk two Talking Heads to a solo career I have never once heard someone's music that I have liked more and more with each song that I heard it is with a tear in my eye that I sadly mourn the loss of nothing less than a legend.
Roxanne Denise Flynn-Webb Roxanne Denise Flynn-Webb from Arlingon, TX wrote on June 28, 2016:
Dr. Bernie, your influence hasn't been measured yet, not am I sure it can be. To have accomplished what you did in your short life is astounding. You are, were and always will be a brilliant light on this planet in the form of the most inspired music. To create something that gives people joy and then makes them want to dance.....well, that is everything. Having danced my whole life, I can say, without question, you moved me in the most funked up, grooved down, hip gyrating, ass shaking, sexy ways. Wizard of Woo!!! You better freaking believe it!!!!! When you came to this plane you were already an ascended master, now, you are the master. I, and so many more, feel love and gratitude towards you and your music before, now and always. Thank you seems so pedestrian and small but in human terms, well, its about the best thing you can say to someone you truly love and appreciate. So Dr. Bernie, Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
Ravi Sehgal Ravi Sehgal from Columbia wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thanks for all the wonderful 1970's funk songs that have inspired me to play the guitar. Hope your with the LORD in Heaven.
Tony Criw Tony Criw from Nashville wrote on June 28, 2016:
Thank you, Dr. Worrell for your energy and vision. You made this world a better place. Love and condolences to the Worrell family.
Edd Edd from San Francisco wrote on June 28, 2016:
We Love You Dr. Bernard Worrell your funk was the best RIP too this day your sound will never die it will funk for ever.
Frank Stafford Frank Stafford from Las Vegas wrote on June 27, 2016:
We were blessed to witness the explosion of P-Funk and all of the great music you shared. Your music will be with us forever.
Jerome Green Jerome Green from Boston, MA wrote on June 27, 2016:
Dr. Worrell, thank you for all the beautiful sounds that will forever move within our souls.
Rest In Peace.
Love & condolences to the Worrell Family.
Dr., I will never forget you, and I will eternally be listening to you,
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Jerome
Will Blair Will Blair from New Orleans wrote on June 27, 2016:
Heaven just got a new musical director. Along with Gary Shider, Glen Goins, James Brown and other Funkateers who have arrived heaven has gotten Funky. Prayers for the Worrell family and friends.
Billy Hodges Billy Hodges from wilmington north carolina wrote on June 27, 2016:
Rip. Mr. Parliament
The heavens better.watch out!.here.comes Bernie
Rod evans Rod evans from Rutherford, wrote on June 27, 2016:
I loved Bernie
The 1st time I saw him during
a funkadelic show @ Buff State concert!,he started off playing classical
Music then went into funk!,, blew my mind what he did!, I knew then that this man was a badd keyboard
Player,this was around 1975!,
RIP my brother, I have most of his music w/ funkadelic & parliament, 1 of the best keyboardist l've
heard!
frรฉdรฉric argentin frรฉdรฉric argentin from le portel wrote on June 27, 2016:
We will miss you bernie!A great musician and a very nice person. Rest in peace Dr Woo
Tom Tom from Langenfeld/Germany wrote on June 27, 2016:
Simply the BEST, for over 40 years!
Brett Murray Brett Murray from Glenn Dale wrote on June 27, 2016:
We will miss you Bernie!
Thanks for the music.
True Funk Soldier!
Aretha Riley Aretha Riley from Atlanta wrote on June 27, 2016:
Just wanted to pay my respects to a genius of music. Thank you for sharing your gift.
Quentin Quentin from PLAINFIELD/ charlotte wrote on June 27, 2016:
Rest in peace to the genius. As a native of Plainfield, I send peace also to the family ,friends and fans of the composer of the funk opus of our lives!
Sandi Graham Sandi Graham from High Bridge wrote on June 27, 2016:
Bernie was so sweet and dear. I will remember him with much adoration.
DAVID O. WILLIAMS DAVID O. WILLIAMS from KENT wrote on June 27, 2016:
Along with Hancock the most influential funk keyboardist of all-time.
Anita Edens Anita Edens from Pearland wrote on June 27, 2016:
Rest In Peace Dr. Woo.
Michelle Shaw Michelle Shaw from Philadelphia wrote on June 27, 2016:
Constantly sending Loving thoughts, and prayers to The Worrell family. The world has lost a musical icon, but I feel the loss of one of my favorite people, and dearest friends. I smile through the tears, knowing you are without suffering. May we meet again one day my friend!??โ˜„?
Betty Kendall-Mackey Betty Kendall-Mackey from Marvell wrote on June 27, 2016:
God bless your Woo and thank you, cos you brought it Brother, you brought it.
MoMusic MoMusic from Stone Mountain wrote on June 27, 2016:
I can't believe you're gone but you'll always live through your music. ??
Wanda Brown Wanda Brown from Rockville, MD wrote on June 27, 2016:
Condolences to the family. May you be comforted by knowing just how much you are being prayed for during this time. God bless you all.
Carol Hamilton Carol Hamilton from Rice, VA wrote on June 27, 2016:
My condolenses to Bernie's Family and friends. Thank you for all the great sounds and magical music you bestowed upon us. God needed a little more music in heaven. We'll miss you.
Jimmy Graham Jimmy Graham from Tallahassee wrote on June 27, 2016:
Bernie, you have added so many new sounds and tones which nurtured new grooves as they sprung to life. The planet is a better place because of you. I hope your love & funkicity pour over all the earth to create a new garden of Eden. Peace to you.
Valari Knight Logan Valari Knight Logan from Charlotte wrote on June 27, 2016:
Cousin Bernie, Your light continues to shine in all that you have contributed throughout the years as family, friend, musician extraordinaire and phenomenal artist. You are appreciated for the life lessons you taught, for the sweet relationship of family, for being yourself in all things and despite the hard blows of the business. Your perseverance and determination is a mere demonstration of fortitude and a yearning of selflessness instilled in our DNA. Aunt Cora is joined by the prodigy and your fans will eternally be illuminated with by all you have given. Rest sweetly in paradise for you have been made whole and complete in God's home. The struggle is over. โค๏ธ We love you eternally. On behalf of the Knight, Washington and Carter families
Kimberly Timmons Kimberly Timmons from Kingston, NY wrote on June 27, 2016:
Thank you, Bernie, for the wonderful memories of seeing you play live! My most favorite memory was seeing Woo Warriors at the Lion's Den in Greenwich Village. I was dancing right next to you, and you kept smiling and winking at me. This is a pic of us in MN when you played at Harmony Park
Timothy Z Timothy Z from Youngstown wrote on June 27, 2016:
There aren't sufficient words. Sincerest condolences to the family, and heartfelt thanks for all the times Dr. Worrell's spirit and music helped me through the rough patches. And those are not sufficient words.
Sharon Pulphus-Penman Sharon Pulphus-Penman from Cleveland wrote on June 27, 2016:
George Bernard Worrell, master of the Funk! Thank for a lifetime of great music, that I will treasure and will last forever! May God bless you and keep you Dr.!
Moody Moody from DC wrote on June 27, 2016:
Thank you for blessing us with the FUKK!!
RIP??
Lisa Lisa wrote on June 27, 2016:
Thanks for the funk Bernie! RIP!!!
Dr. Michael G. Morrell Dr. Michael G. Morrell from Las Cruces wrote on June 27, 2016:
I always say, I hate death. And I say it again now. The death of a musical genius such as Dr. Worrell is tragic and sad. I Pray his family will be comforted with their lives and hope.
ben i sabbah ben i sabbah from schaffhausen wrote on June 27, 2016:
have a safe trip home, bernie... we'll miss you a lot ...there's an empty place behind the keyboards now. thank you for all the good vibes you gave us.
Amy Rae Amy Rae from Asheville wrote on June 27, 2016:
Will be missed! RIP
TaperSteve TaperSteve from Claremont wrote on June 27, 2016:
Was amazing seeing Bernie for the first time at the inaugural Bonnaroo and meeting him in San Fransisco. The music world has lost another one of the greats. . . .
Humery Humery from France wrote on June 27, 2016:
Respect pour toute sa famille et ses amis.
Un immense pianiste nous ร  quittรฉ , bon voyage.......
Douglas Douglas from Santa Cruz, CA wrote on June 27, 2016:
Bye Bernie...luv u man???โ˜€๏ธ?โœŒ๏ธ
Bobby Eaton Bobby Eaton from Tulsa wrote on June 27, 2016:
His musical genius touched our souls and hearts through his musical mind. What a lost to all of us. May his music live on for generations to come . R.I.P Bernie
Janie Gust Janie Gust from San Francisco wrote on June 27, 2016:
My sympathies to the family of music master Bernie Worrell. His contributions were numerous to modern music and the funk idiom and yet he respected, recognized and continued the tradition and legacy of our musical roots. Thank you, sir. We will never forget you.
GALE R ALLEN GALE R ALLEN from FAYETTEVILLE wrote on June 27, 2016:
You are a gift to the world of music. Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with us. Rest in the Lord's presence.
Johnny Johnny from gary wrote on June 27, 2016:
The funkiest keyboard player ever
Jerry Sandine Jerry Sandine from JVL, WI. wrote on June 27, 2016:
Bernie, was one of the greatest. He will be welcomed to his new address with open arms.
God Bless
danny thompson danny thompson from london wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you Bernie Worrell, for making my joys more joyfull, for easing my lows. Love and Woo to your family. Ase
Gerald Murray Gerald Murray from Norman wrote on June 26, 2016:
Bernie was one of the greatest keyboard players of all time. There's not enough time in the day to describe his impact on the P-Funk. Yet there was so much more to his music than just that. He really had the whole spectrum of musical genres at his fingertips with his limitless talent. Let me just say RIP Bernie Worrell and may your music and spirit live forever.
Moon, a funkateer
Benie Benie from Brooklyn wrote on June 26, 2016:
I grew up on your music ?, you will be missed ?
Edith Graham Edith Graham from Houston wrote on June 26, 2016:
Forever loved forever remembered. Heaven just got another added to it's eternal jam fest. God bless loved ones. Thanks for the Funk!
Nick Hardwick Nick Hardwick from Monte Rio wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you so very much for your incredible contributions to the world of music. You're already missed by many.
Larry Franklin of the original Escorts Larry Franklin of the original Escorts from Newberry SC wrote on June 26, 2016:
I only want to remember the good times not bad. , when we went to church together, he came to my home to play my spinet piano. also sang with Bernie long before the Parliments and The Escorts...
those were our moments together and shall always cherish ... Loved you Bernie man and you'll always be with me..... Friend always.....
Gina Gina from Saint Paul wrote on June 26, 2016:
The world has lost another great spirit. Thanks for bringing your funky soul to this plane and sharing your woo with us!
Larry Franklin Larry Franklin from Newberry wrote on June 26, 2016:
Lawrence L Franklin
Paul Wright Paul Wright from Philadelphia wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you for the years of memories and moments you have provided to us all.
Michael Meeks Michael Meeks from Chicago wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. RIP Bernie.
Roger Sands Roger Sands from Brooklyn wrote on June 26, 2016:
Dear Brother Bernie, there will always be a place in my heart and soul for your kind of genius. Your Soul has rejoined The Great Spirit in the Sky and it is now that much funkier. We will celebrate you, your music and your Spirit always. Blessings Brother, given the difficulty that you faced you never lost your humanity, I will always remember you amazing humanity, so humble, so mellow:-(
Dan Galloway Dan Galloway from Washington wrote on June 26, 2016:
I was Bernie and Judie's auto mechanic when they lived in NJ. I didn't know of their notoriety for almost a year after we met but I always admired them as being really down to earth people. After I found out Bernie told me he was raised to be humble. I have to say he was one of the nicest gentleman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! RIP my friend and I hope one day we meet again!
Jed Jed from Bristol wrote on June 26, 2016:
There have been some big names who have left this world but, for me, none more important than Bernie who I once met at a P-Funk concert in London while he was walking to the stage. He stopped for a chat before performing all of his wizardry. The news hardly got any coverage in the UK as politics this week took over. I just want to thank Bernie. P-funk has been my saviour overs the years and the Wizard of Woo played a huge part in that. So, off the iPod goes Prince to be replaced by Insurance Man for the Funk. Genius.
Cecil W. Cecil W. from Los Angeles wrote on June 26, 2016:
From one musician to another, keep the funk alive
Kevin Taylor Kevin Taylor from upper marlboro maryland wrote on June 26, 2016:
When I go to a funkadelic show i look on the stage to see who was there I would look for two people,Skeet Curtis and Bernie Worrell, my top five P-Funk jams has Insurance Man for the Funk in it.........Rest In Peace Bernie
mike mike from D.C. wrote on June 26, 2016:
I would like to share my prayers to the family. I am a long time fan of Parlamint-Funkadelic. Got the albums to prove it god bless you Bernie
PETER M. REAUX II PETER M. REAUX II from ABBEVILLE LA wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank You Bernie For All the Memories, R.I.P.
PMRiado
Tommy Tommy from Round Rock, Tx wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thanks for so many years of funky music. May your soul rest in peace on the funkiest side of eternity Wizard . You will be missed, but I will forever be listening to you gift of funk!
Linda Mallory Linda Mallory from Litchfield Park wrote on June 26, 2016:
My condolences to the family. You will be truly missed my friend. May you rest in peace.
Jay Sowinski Jay Sowinski from Wilmington wrote on June 26, 2016:
I am sorry for the loss of Bernie. I loved his music. My condolences to his family and friends.
Giselher Frey Giselher Frey from Black Forest, Germany wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank You for so many years of Your wonderful music.It is the best what came from America .The Black Forest Funk Mop will miss You. RIP
Jeffery Jeffery from Atlanta wrote on June 26, 2016:
Rest in Peace my Brother!
Consuela Connie Sanchez Consuela Connie Sanchez from Bryn Mawr wrote on June 26, 2016:
Our sincere condolences from our hearts extend to all Bernie's loved ones including I that has enjoyed his music for decades.....May peace be your guide and may the love of his music carry on RIP Bernie in paradise
Michael Foley Michael Foley from Houston wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you for giving the world so much great music. Though I never met you, I feel as if a family member has transitioned. Thanks for sharing your innermost thoughts and life through your artistry. Peace to family and friends. Ase'
Felix M. Simon IV Felix M. Simon IV from Darliongton wrote on June 26, 2016:
As a life-long Funkateer I finally had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Worrell at a small record shop in Pittsburgh a few years ago. He was extremely kind to us all and will be sorely missed. RIP Bennie!
Stephen Brown Stephen Brown from London wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you for the legacy of great music, which I'm only just discovering.
FunkmonG FunkmonG from Monterey wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you for enriching my life (daily) with your genius of Woo! Your spirit and funk lives on, forever?๏ธ
Richard Anderson Richard Anderson from Carolina Beach, NC wrote on June 26, 2016:
I saw Bernie many times over the last 40 years
The last time I saw him was in Wilmington NC with The Woo Warriors a few years ago
We stayed up late after the show and had a wonderful time talking about music and some of his past concerts
1of a kind keyboard genius and very cool man
He is in my heart forever
darrell darrell wrote on June 26, 2016:
Grew up listening to the master, all P-Funk all the time. RIP Bernie, best keyboard wizard hands down. I will keep listening to All The Woo In The World.
Bill Randolph Bill Randolph from Yellow Springs wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thank you so very much to provide soul music for our souls.
Mark Mark from Independence wrote on June 26, 2016:
Your light will continue to shine upon us. Thank you.
Erwin Vegter Erwin Vegter from Heemskerk wrote on June 26, 2016:
thank u so much for all u gave.....
Darren Darren from Manchester wrote on June 26, 2016:
Rip bernie you have now made heaven a funkier place
Groove on brother
Samuel Mason Samuel Mason from Sydney wrote on June 26, 2016:
Incredible musician and pioneer RIP BERNIE you are one of my influences wish i could have met you, prayers go out to friends and family MUCH LUV
Pat Pat from Rehoboth Beach wrote on June 26, 2016:
So grateful for the show at Dogfish head. What an amazing musician what a gentle living man. We miss you already! Bring all the WOO to heaven Bernie. ?
B. JOHNSON-CAUSE B. JOHNSON-CAUSE from ASBURY PARK wrote on June 26, 2016:
YOUR MUSIC WITH PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC WAS THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY YOUTH WHILE GROWING UP IN TINTON FALLS, NJ. TO THIS DAY, SUMMER COOKOUTS AND HOUSE PARTIES AREN'T OFFICIALLY STARTED WITHOUT ONE OF YOUR JAMS. THANK YOU.
Ivan Read Ivan Read from TEMPLE HILLS wrote on June 26, 2016:
Your legacy will live forever, for music is eternal an The Funk is always on the 0ne.BERNE YOU ARE THE ONE!!!
Raymond A. "Ripp" Lewis, Jr. Raymond A. "Ripp" Lewis, Jr. from Youngstown, OH wrote on June 26, 2016:
It is with great sorrow that I acknowledge the passing of one of music's all-time greats. My condolences and prayers to the family of "The Wizard." God definitely has completed His Heavenly Orchestra.
Andrew Andrew from Seattle wrote on June 26, 2016:
RIP to the Wizard. I saw BW and the Woo Warriors a decade ago in NYC: absolutely one of the best music performances--and the most openly uplifting free-mind-and-soul experiences--ever for me. Thank you for sharing your immense gift.
Red Sword Red Sword from Wollongong wrote on June 26, 2016:
FUN! thanks so much
Felton Felton wrote on June 26, 2016:
Rest in Power Bernie a true funkateer
Michael Michael from Oneal wrote on June 26, 2016:
Mike and Shoko Oneal extend our deepest condolences to the Worrell family. We pray that God comforts you all during this period of mourning.

With Bernie's transition, we have loss a supremely loving, peace-seeking soul who cared so much about improving life on this planet. The music he left us will forever exist as a source of healing, joy, and love for every music-loving soul the world over.

Like so many others, I will remain so grateful for having crossed his path on occasion and for having witnessed the kindness and gentleness of his soul first hand.

Thank you, Bernie. Job very well gone. Play on, brother, play on...
Seth Jordan Seth Jordan from Bellingen NSW Australia wrote on June 26, 2016:
The Creator Has A Funky Master Plan.
Hoka Hey Bernie (It's A Good Day To Die)
Basheer Muhammad Basheer Muhammad from Panorama City wrote on June 26, 2016:
My dear brother Bernard. Praises and thanks to our Creator, Lord of knowledge systems. May your sins be forgiven and you allowed in Paradise, with your mini moog.
Peace and smiles you, your family, friends, and admirers.
Kevin Grady Kevin Grady from Philadelphia wrote on June 26, 2016:
God and Heaven has the ultimate band of musicians with the ascension of our beloved brother Bernie and those who preceded him in passing. I will forever remember the times visiting his home in Plainfield NJ, watching him playing his Clavinet in the basement. Starting out as a funk jam, then turning into Beethoven. Those were teachings you can never get in school. Another genius has gone home and the world is a sadder place because of it. God bless Bernie, love always!
William Yancy William Yancy from Los Angeles wrote on June 26, 2016:
Rest in Peace, Great One.....
Brian Brian wrote on June 26, 2016:
Goodbye great man. We love you.
Dwan Dwan from Winston Salem wrote on June 26, 2016:
This guy was off the hook. I've listen to him since the 70s
Booker T. Booker T. from Chicago wrote on June 26, 2016:
My deepest condolences to the family & friends,of Our beloved mastero of the keyboards.Rest my dear friend & one day we shall meet again in Our Father houseHold bless!!!!! :-)
Kelly King Helenihi Kelly King Helenihi from Dunedin wrote on June 26, 2016:
Bernie, What a joy & a blessing to see your smiling wonderful face at the Dunedin Brewery last year in Florida!! I cannot believe that we & I got to experience the Lifetime Funk that you brought to all of us with your music & your fabulous presence. We will all miss you so much & are blessed to have known you through your music and your awesome positivity. I can't believe we lost you & Dr. Ralph Stanley in the same week. Heaven's choir must be rockin' now, but we are at a loss down here.....
Dexter Mattear Dexter Mattear from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida wrote on June 26, 2016:
The most blessed musician I was blessed to hear and know. God bless your talented soul. You are now heavens musical director.
John John from Baltimore wrote on June 26, 2016:
I feel so blessed to have lived during a time when a man like Bernie Worrell was making great music. I've enjoyed everything he's done for years and I'm terribly sad to hear he's passed. I want to offer my heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends and for you to know I'm praying for you in the coming days.
AD Music AD Music from Laguna Beach wrote on June 26, 2016:
We were LUCKY to hear him perform with Talking Heads, PFunk, Bootsy. Our Deepest Condolence. We are Musical Instrument Appraisers for Estate Settlements and will offer our services at professional discount to the family when the time is right. Thank you to his family for sharing him with all of us. Rebecca Apodaca
Odessa Bradford Jackson Odessa Bradford Jackson from VOORHEES wrote on June 26, 2016:
Grace & Peace Always to Elder Worrell and Family. Thank you for all of the wonderful music. Rest In Eternal Love.
TMarc Marfcel TMarc Marfcel from Denver wrote on June 26, 2016:
My lifelong idol who I was blessed to meet and have a conversation with regarding the science of keyboard and synthesizer programming and playing. A very accomplished yet humble man. I can only wish I will be remembered as such. Flashlight is and always will be my favorite song! Ride on Bernie!
Darryl H. Jenkins Darryl H. Jenkins from Atlanta wrote on June 26, 2016:
All I know is this. I had the pleasure of hanging with Bernie for a few hours after a Bootsy and the New Rubberband gig in Mannheim Germany in 1998. We walked and talked about LIFE and all it has to offer. He respected me as a soldier and I respected him as a musician, teacher and great person. I told him that FLASHLIGHT changed the sound of music. He tried to act like it was no big deal until I told him that his playing would be spoken in the same breath as Beethoven and Bach. And they WERE NOT MUSICIANS...fly on brother Bernie!
Bigred Bigred from Fullerton, Ca wrote on June 26, 2016:
You are the Funk, Bernie. Much Love Always im Gonna Keep Groovin
Ralph Williams Ralph Williams from Pontoon Beach wrote on June 26, 2016:
I would like to give my condolences to the Worrell Family, this is a tremendous loss for you all and all of his fans. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of sorrow and grief.
Nate Miller Nate Miller from Painesville wrote on June 26, 2016:
Bernie.....what can I say. It was YOUR sound that got me into the funk. Only you could come up with the most innovative and hip sounds. Thank you so much for the music and joy. Rest easy :)
Phil Phil from Dumont, NJ wrote on June 26, 2016:
Thought I was prepared for this, but I'm not. All there is to say is "Thank you and Judie for everything. It's just been...profound."
Phil Phil from Portland wrote on June 26, 2016:
As a young man seeing and hearing ou in concert changed my life for the better. Thank you
Wendy Wendy from Bridgeport wrote on June 26, 2016:
Peaceful journey home Mr. Worrell. My partner Steve and I had the pleasure of meeting you in 2015 at a New Haven, CT establishment, where you graced the stage. You graciously stopped at our table after your set and we met you with warm accolades of your greatness. It was our pleasure! Rest on your..your work is done here! The party continues in heaven.
Spade Spade from Southfield wrote on June 26, 2016:
The funky wizard is what i called cause that's he was a wizardrey of music, one the greastest entertainers of our time period, i love you, i miss very much, i allways wanted & hope to meet i never got the chance too, maybe i my passing the creator will work that out ??
Dana Dana from Hampton wrote on June 26, 2016:
RIP neighbor. I will always ways remember you holding my son when he was born and he loved you. I will miss your tour stories, your visits to the house...most of all, I will miss your beautiful heart...God Speed my friend
Rene Abney Rene Abney from Greenville SC wrote on June 26, 2016:
My thoughts and prayers are with Bernie's family. He was a very talented and kind man. He will be missed.
A. Stanford A. Stanford from Ft. Lauderdale wrote on June 26, 2016:
I still remember the otherworldly experience of seeing the Wizard of Woo live several years ago. It was absolutely transcendent! My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this heartbreaking time. Rest In Paradise, Mr. Worrell.
Tony White Tony White from Los Angeles, Ca wrote on June 25, 2016:
I am very sad to hear of the passing of the great Bernie Worrell. On his visit to Los Angeles 4 years ago, I had the opportunity to put together a Horn section at the request of Evan Taylor to perform with Bernie at the Bootleg in LA. I did not realize who Bernie was at the time but learned very quickly about this master!! To this day, it has been one of the funkiest gigs I have played! Thanks to Evan Taylor and Glenn Fittin for hooking me and the boys up!! Thanks to Bernie, the funk will live on FOREVER!!! Gods Blessing to the Worrell Family!!
Milagros Milagros from Tampa wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for the memory
Rob de Kwaasteniet Rob de Kwaasteniet from Haarlem, Netherlands wrote on June 25, 2016:
Mr. Worrell, wherever you may be........may the FUNK be with U!
Being a lifelong funkateer and having been able to see U a few times at the Paradiso Amsterdam I m left with only good memories that I will cherish......... Thank U for your music, Rob
Roderick Hunt Roderick Hunt from Rancho Cordova wrote on June 25, 2016:
To the family and close friends of Bernie Worrell, my sincere condolences. I was a teenager when the MotherShip Connection and Parliament came out. I remember the house parties where we would be entranced by P-Funk. The music was refreshing and very powerful. Parliament got me up dancing all of the time. The music will never die!!! RIP Bernie! And Rest in the Funk!
Gina Hall Gina Hall from San Francisco wrote on June 25, 2016:
I remember the very first time we met and so much in between till the last time we hugged just a few months ago. We had quality time and I love you. Bernie, you gave us Life. Thank You.
Karl Hedberg Karl Hedberg from Hikone, Japan wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Dr. Worrell. Thank you so much for the beautiful music.
Kelvin Gilmore Kelvin Gilmore from Fort Worth, Tx wrote on June 25, 2016:
Me and my Bobby Jo Powell would go to every show in the DFW area in the 70's. Some were on school nights enjoyed it very much. I saw the Mothership in 76. Blew our minds. RIP innovator.
Arlene Stevenson Arlene Stevenson from Orlando wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for sharing your blessings of sounds with us. Opening a part of our musical ears that we would never know. Thank you for being so nice to me the one time we met. Thank you for allowing me to give you a ride to US studio. Thank you. Rest. No more pain.
Dr Timithy Gardner Dr Timithy Gardner from Milwaukee wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for a life time of music, I play keyboards today because of you... You created the funk... Love you
Dealia D Dealia D from Springfield wrote on June 25, 2016:
I'm broadcasting a tribute show on the local radio and you can catch it here: Your text to link...
Earthlings thank you for your harmonious contribution , much love
David Dillard David Dillard from BALTIMORE wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP to a one of a kind musical genius thanks for all the great music.
John Williams John Williams from Las Vegas wrote on June 25, 2016:
You have gave us many years of great music, the Funk, the Soul and everything else you have done and Amazing Keyboardist. I am adding your name to our list to "Memory of Concert" which will be honoring the Musicians whom gave us GREAT MUSIC over the years whom went to Heaven. We will miss you until we meet again..
Rosie G. Rosie G. from Brooklyn, NY wrote on June 25, 2016:
I've been a lifelong fan of the Funk. It was an honor being in the presence of Greatness @ the Webster Hall benefit show. I won't ever forget the look that came over your face when you sat at the keyboards. You smiled from ear to ear and just lit up! You will be missed greatly but what an amazing band you now join in Heaven! May you always be blessed with the Funk!
Larry Marsden Larry Marsden from Brooklyn wrote on June 25, 2016:
I've been a huge fan since I was given the Maggot Brain & Free Your Mind albums in 1972. Became a life long fan & even shared the same stage with the good Dr. at Eddie Hazel's send off gig at S.O.B's in NYC. As Jimi said..."fly on my sweet angel" Reside In Paradise sir.
Boogiedownbrown Boogiedownbrown from Waldorf wrote on June 25, 2016:
Filling your funky presence in all walks of music; play for God now.
RIP Bernie and Funk is its own reward
Janet Janet from Sunnyvale wrote on June 25, 2016:
Godspeed you on your journey, Mr. Bernie. You left an indelible mark on planet earth and now you're going to leave an even bigger mark in Heaven. I can hear you playing with the angels now. There's a smile upon my face knowing that you're watching over your friends and family from a position on high. May you Rest In Peace, Mr. Worrell.
Jenise L. Grice-Reedus Jenise L. Grice-Reedus from Newark wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in power my fellow Jerseyan. You have left an indelible mark on music, may it be felt throughout eternity, ASHE.
Julian Niles-Cunnington Julian Niles-Cunnington from London wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, you will always be part of my musical landscape. Your melodies and daring riffs and sounds resonate around my head like dancing sugar hits. You can make me cry and laugh my head off within the same song. Bless you and yours, the World is a less enjoyable place now you have rejoined the P in the Heavens.
Brie Brie from Washington D.C. wrote on June 25, 2016:
AMAZING Musician!! I will always be grateful to have found Bernie music contributions & solo compositions They will continue to bring joy to millions.
My Sincerely Lobe & Condolences to the Worrell Family & Friends. God Bless You!
LILY HATCHETT LILY HATCHETT from NYC/NOLA wrote on June 25, 2016:
Lily H: You gave away the real. You sent us to space and back ...repaired, as only music knows how to do
Bonnie Margolis Bonnie Margolis from Stamford, CT wrote on June 25, 2016:
The late Brian Keenan, Chambers Bros drummer was my BF back in the day. I am certain he was amongst those welcoming his brother in funk,Bernie over and onto that Heavenly Stage. May you find comfort in the days ahead. You will be in my prayers....and Bernie? Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. Love from CT
Ramon Vera Ramon Vera from Rohnert Park, CA wrote on June 25, 2016:
The greatest keyboardist ever. His work with Parliament-Funkadelic speaks for itself. His contributions to the Talking Heads - incredible.
We'll miss you, Bernie.
Dr. William S. Merriman, Jr. "MUM" Dr. William S. Merriman, Jr. "MUM" from Nashville, TN wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie you Saved my Life in the Silver Dome 40 years ago. I'll continue to save others, in your name of "Woo". Judie, Bassil and Family, LOVE Always.
"MUM"
T-Lo T-Lo from Cleveland wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, you were an inspiration and surely will be missed. Thanks for all the funky memories and for putting the "P" in the funk!
Flynn Kenan Flynn Kenan from Leitchfield wrote on June 25, 2016:
My mind,body and spirit have been blessed to have had time with him. He filled my senses with pleasures of happiness and kindness. He funkd me up like no other:-)
Chris H. Chris H. from Baltimore wrote on June 25, 2016:
You will be truly.missed going up on your funk continue playing those keys on the other side.....Peace
Paul Paul from New York City wrote on June 25, 2016:
Had the pleasure of seeing you perform a couple times. I really enjoyed your music. A sad day for music.
MisterG MisterG from Madison wrote on June 25, 2016:
The Woo was brouGht to us for sharing live light and liberation Thank you Dr. Worrell for coming from and going beyond. We will try to follow these giant footprints. Peace brother. -MrG
Marc Marc from Cologne wrote on June 25, 2016:
One more giant for the band upstairs. Thank you so much for all the great live moments at concerts. Your sound will live forever!
Brigit Brigit from FRANCE wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in peace Mr Worrell...
Tracey Parker Tracey Parker from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
God bless him and your family. He brought me great memories since 1974!
Dave Dave from Liverpool wrote on June 25, 2016:
A very sad loss of a musical pioneer.
RIP Bernie.
Rochelle House Rochelle House from Seattle wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you so much for being music. May your next adventure be sweet and joy filled.
frank h frank h from cedar park wrote on June 25, 2016:
All i can say is 12 inch aqua boogie Gaddam the sickest keyboard playing i ever heard rip Bro Bernie thanks for giving us good times
Doreen Doreen from Grand Junction Colorado wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Funk master...
Aaron Tillman Aaron Tillman from Cincinnati wrote on June 25, 2016:
May the Funk always be with,4 it IS YOU and YOU are IT. 4ever May YOU GLOW in the electric atmosphere O GENIUS 1...Peace
Anthony Bryant Anthony Bryant from Berkeley wrote on June 25, 2016:
So much too say about The Master Maestro. i'm still trying to fathom the reality of living my life as a dedicated P-Funkateer all the way up to actually being a member of Bernie's Woo Warriors. Always humbling just to be in Dr. Worrell's presence. Bernie CHANGED and Reshaped the whole musical landscape forever with his musical and spiritual prowess. It's hard not to be sad for this TREMENDOUS loss. my heart is empty now, however, there is now room and space inside for me to internalize Dr. Worrell's spirit, love and advice to carry on. He always, "It's not up to me, it's up to the HIM" as he would point to the sky. Thank You Dr. Worrell, for your gifts, and just allowing me to be in your presence.
Rest In Power!
Illicit Grooves Illicit Grooves from Bournemouth, UK wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie,
Thank you for the groove, for the delightful madness that is P-Funk and for all the dancing I did because you existed.
Tommy Barvick Tommy Barvick from Arlington, MA wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Peace Bernie. Thanks for the memories of hanging with you a few times when you came to Boston! I'll never forget those shows. Heaven just got funkier
Richard Gendron Richard Gendron from Peterborough, NH wrote on June 25, 2016:
I only hope that there is a keyboard in the afterlife for you to make it sing.
LaMar Mitchell LaMar Mitchell from Hollywood wrote on June 25, 2016:
God Bless you Bernie, I Loved Every second that we spent together. You've allowed me to travel the "Woo niverse" with you. If it wasn't for you, Funk wouldn't be Funky!
I will cherish Every bleep, snarly, whoop bling,plop, pluck,wiggly, funk bass sound that the synthesizer will ever make, and I will remember just how you made them into The Most influencial sound we called Funk.
May You Rest Forever Peaceful.

"Your protรฉgรฉ forever"
LaMar A. Mitchell
Scotty Scotty from San Francisco wrote on June 25, 2016:
The witch doctor of PFunk. RIP Dr. Woo.
Gina Barry Gina Barry from Houston wrote on June 25, 2016:
The P-Funk Nation in mourning. Thank you for sharing your magic! It has been a funkin' pleasure Dr. Worrell! Rest in Paradise...
Al Thomas Al Thomas from West Haven for the Funk wrote on June 25, 2016:
...For we may never know, all the people we have reached. For we may never know, all the lives we have touched. But we know YOU know, for our record you do keep and when the end has finally begun, we will receive a great reward for what we've done... (Marvin Winans) RIP Uncle Bernie! No words can express the love and respect I have for you. I will never forget...
Miguel A. Romero Miguel A. Romero from Granada (Spain) wrote on June 25, 2016:
Mr. Worrell, I first met your great work in Stop Making Sense and I followed you to some truly fantastic music I may have never heard otherwise. Thank you for your gift.
You made my life better.
Jeffrey Jacobsen Jeffrey Jacobsen from Hydesville wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, The angels of music are celebrating your entry to heaven! Play on good man. R.I.P forever
C C from Dallas wrote on June 25, 2016:
Be good, Bernie. All the best to your family.
Duane Wall Duane Wall wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for all the many years of skilled playing. May you be a glorified being, may you sit as he sits, may you stand as he stands, may you walk as he walks.
Sgobba Sgobba from France wrote on June 25, 2016:
The best for Bernie ยด s family ? .
And thank you again Mr Worrell . A sad day for music ... and for the world.
Debbie Bivens Debbie Bivens from Beacon Falls, CT wrote on June 25, 2016:
Because of you, we were enabled to dance as though no one was looking...funk it up the RIGHT way and dance the night away! Rest well dear brotherman...you are loved.
Croissant.Z Croissant.Z wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you so much.
Your music will last forever as your soul.

R.I.P
YUKO YUKO from TOKYO wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest In Peace?
Steven Farrell Steven Farrell from Bethany, CT wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie, you were a true innovator and class act.
Carol Podeszwa Carol Podeszwa from Hedgesville, WV wrote on June 25, 2016:
Judie and Bassl, so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. We saw him perform a few years ago in Frostburg, MD and he took a few minutes to talk to us, proud of Bassl. Remembering how graciously he performed at ECLC. Loved his music
All on the One Woo All on the One Woo wrote on June 25, 2016:
A the best to Bernie's Family and Friends. He had such an impact on the world-- made it a better place. The man was a genius.

Maybe it's not the time to say it-- or maybe it is exactly the right time to say it-- but, it's sad that so many of us have to turn to crowd funding to pay for medical treatment. There's something wrong here. We can do better-- one nation under a groove.

Jam on, Bernie.
Jacques Pugh Jacques Pugh from Seattle wrote on June 25, 2016:
Judie, my heart is with you in your grieving. As a kid in JC,NJ in High School during those formative P-Funk years I remember how Bernie really touched me musically. He really came to the fore on America Eats Its Young and as we know his musical influence took off greatly from there. I met him in Ballard Seattle a few years ago and that Jersey City kid came back as I gushed at meeting one of my heroes. That was the first real conversation. I actually first met him in 1975 in Norfolk when the Funks opened for Rufus and Chaka. He was in the crowd after the Funks played a blistering set, but he just wanted to check out Rufus from in front of the stage. Grace, Class, Genius. Love you Dr. Worrell.
bozak bozak from Tampa wrote on June 25, 2016:
to the greatest keyboard player of the 20th century, you will be missed...

forever in the funk, love you man!!!
Manny Manny from Northampton wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, thank you for all the music you brought to the world. May you now be playing in that Celestial sky.
Michael Michael from Littleton wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. You Funky Homosapien. When the Mothership landed in Kansas City eons ago, You took my hand and lead me aboard. We funked up that place. Then again with spaceman Clinton and Parliment for an all night funkadelic disco deep in the heart of the Ozarks. My Funkster, my brother in the groove, the man of sultry funkalicious decadent sound clouds. You will always be a funkitonic riff of vibratory sonic seduction deep in my soul. With feather in hand, My Hat is off to you.
Jeremy Sewell Jeremy Sewell from Dayton wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie you are one of a kind . I will never forget all the times I saw you play and the times we spent together working on projects such as burning spear Jah is real studio album and Bearcreek plus a bunch of other places and films. You were born 4/19 and I 4/20, You left us on 6/24 and my son was born on 6/25! Respect Bernie. Everyone who was in your presence was lifted to a higher ground. The most humble and good man you were!
Howard Burchette Howard Burchette from Durham wrote on June 25, 2016:
We miss you Bernie. Thank you for the music that you have put in my life.
Billy J. Billy J. from Charleston,SC wrote on June 25, 2016:
My spirit shall be eternally grateful for you presence within it!!! Now I know my Heaven is gonna be funky!!!
Bev Trahan Bev Trahan from Kansas City wrote on June 25, 2016:
Parliament/Funkadelic helped me get through Nam and so many other things.
When I saw them in Michigan many moons ago, they dropped the Mothership on the stage and I could not contain myself. wished I had had some of the meds they had to have taken. -)
RIP Bernie and you helped make my funk the P-Funk. Love you and peace to all who felt the same.
Cheryl Cheryl from Inglewood wrote on June 25, 2016:
Blessings and thank you for leaving your Funk in my soul. May you know peace upon this journey to eternity .
Les burnside Les burnside from Cruz bay wrote on June 25, 2016:
Just wanted to say my condolences to family friends he shape my musical mind listened to him since75such a great talent thank you for all u did les b
Norris H Norris H from Columbus, OH wrote on June 25, 2016:
To say THANK YOU, DR. WOO will never be enough. Fly on....
Norris Norris from Sacramento CA wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP my brother!!!
Julie Bergeron Julie Bergeron from Boston wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, RIP and know that even after all these years, I still Make My Funk the Pfunk!!
and I can see you Climbing on Board the Mothership! Peace my friend
Thank you, ?
Lady Bump
Paul Morgan Paul Morgan from Dallas,Tx wrote on June 25, 2016:
Condolences to the family and music lovers all over the world, we lost a creative force.
Keith Bolden Keith Bolden from marrietta ga wrote on June 25, 2016:
May The Heavenly Hosts receive you in love my brother. Thank you for all the music which brought me so much joy throughout my life not enough words to express how I feel about your contributions to the WORLD of music. It was an honor to meet you years ago. Fly on brother much respect. Peace and blessings to your family
Rob Morton Rob Morton from Toronto wrote on June 25, 2016:
Such a sad day! Bernie was one of the nicest & and most talented people I've ever had the privilege to know and work with.
My sincere condolences to Judie & family at this time. Bernie...you will be greatly missed.
alex simms alex simms from dayton ohio wrote on June 25, 2016:
I've never had the honor of hearing of bernie until a great musical friend of mine reached out today expressing his sadness of bernie leaving his human vessel today - peace !!
James Morrissey James Morrissey from Ohio wrote on June 25, 2016:
Peaceful journeys to you, Bernie, and thank you!
May peace be with your loved ones.
Virginia Virginia from Northville wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rip. Condolences and prayers to your family and friends.
Dr. Ronald A. Nickens R.A.N. INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS Dr. Ronald A. Nickens R.A.N. INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS from Washington D.C. wrote on June 25, 2016:
?๏ธDr. G Thanks for Being all of what God wanted you to be, In this world of Woo it was you , who truly knew how to give to this Earth atmosphere, Fly on Brother job well done.
Post-Punk Monk Post-Punk Monk from Asheville wrote on June 25, 2016:
So sad to find out about Bernie's illness last weekend, and now he's gone. A sad day for music! Living in Asheville, I got to see Bernie a lot in the last 15 years, thankfully! Whether with his Wizards of WOO, his Orchestra, or as a sideman to Steve Kimock [who's he? I went to see Bernie!], music director for Bootsy Collins, Special guest Uncle to Volts Per Octave. I even saw him at a screening of "Stranger" and asked him a question afterward! It was fully evident that this man and music itself, were inseparable; one and the same. He gave himself to music and became the medium for it to in turn enrich our lives in every kind of genre. Rest in Peace, Mr. Worrell and love and respect to his family and loved ones.
Teddy 'TtopCat3' Williams Teddy 'TtopCat3' Williams from Washington DC wrote on June 25, 2016:
Never knew his true musical genius was so respected until recent years....BUT! I've felt his musical genius for over 4 decades......he knew how to #KeepTheFunkAlive.
Pamela Harris Pamela Harris from Plainfield, NJ wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Peace your music lives on
Brigitte Brigitte from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Your Funky Vibrations changed the world! Thank you!
Peace & Blessings
Thomas Hamwright Thomas Hamwright from Losangeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for The Funk!
M Flaherty M Flaherty wrote on June 25, 2016:
I just wanted to add a name to the number of people who found joy in his music. His melodies live in all of us.
Albert Buchanan Albert Buchanan from Brenham wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for sharing your wondrous talents and overwhelming joy. You will be greatly missed.
Felix Rossmoeller Felix Rossmoeller from Coesfeld - Germany wrote on June 25, 2016:
Still got the fantastic Funkadelic Vinyl Album "America Eats Its Young", released and bought 1972 with Mister B. Worrell. And a advise for all the Trump Voters in the United States, a song on that Album called:" If vou donยดt like the effects, donยดt produce the cause !" Rest in Peace Mr. Worrell, and greetings from Germany.
Michael Blade Michael Blade from Boynton Beach wrote on June 25, 2016:
Miss his talent so very much.
Laurie Laurie wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for being our mentor & friend.
I feel you in the great field of energy that surrounds us all.
Judie & Basil - My thoughts are with you.
I love you both
Sheila C. Sheila C. from Dallas wrote on June 25, 2016:
Everybody's got a little light under the sun. Thanks for using your talent to provide a soundtrack for a phase of my life. My love for the music remains.
Milton Anderson Milton Anderson from Charlotte wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in peace. Your music was and is an integral part of my life. My favorite songs are contained in the music of P-Funk. You have left the world better than you found it.
David Gonnella David Gonnella from Portland wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for so much great music. It was always an honor to see you perform live! You will be missed but you'll always be in my house with every P-Funk song I play! RIP
Kojo Samuel Kojo Samuel from London wrote on June 25, 2016:
You are a true legend, a true genius, a keyboard wizard and one of my biggest musical influences. Your genius will live on forever in the music you made and in the contributions you've made to music. It was an honour to meet you and play with you back in the day and it will continue t be my pleasure to listen to wonderful music you made.
David D David D from Colorado wrote on June 25, 2016:
I've been listening to Bernie non stop for a few days now. What an amazing person. I'll never forget the brief time I got to meet Bernie, or the times i stood there bobbing my head with a psycho grin on my face watching his wizardry on the keys. He truly was one of a kind.

My mother too died from lung cancer, and unfortunately was rather quick, I'm glad he had some time with family before he returned to the mothership. My deepest condolonces to Judie and his family and close friends.
shaka shaka wrote on June 25, 2016:
Goodbye Dr G...it sure was nice knowing you
Sa Ra Sa Ra from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, you are a shining light whose light shall forever shine upon us. You left an indelible mark on the world with your incredible contributions to music and the love that you expressed toward humanity. I will miss your earthly presence greatly and feel blessed that I had the opportunity to hear you play and to meet you in person. You will forever have your piece of light under the sun.
Gboyega Adelaja Gboyega Adelaja from Abuja wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks Bernie for gifting the world with music. I was also a keyboard player with Hugh Masekela during the Mothership Connection tour featuring Parliament Funkadelics in 1974, Bernie was such an inspiration to me. Rest on well in the land of the Spirits.
Eric Mayo Eric Mayo from Neenah wrote on June 25, 2016:
The Sweet Chariot has swung down low. Time to ride. R.I.F, the Whole Funk and nothing but the Funk!


"Once you've done the best you can, funk it! - George Clinton
Larry Larry from Pittsburgh PA wrote on June 25, 2016:
This is a big loss to many of us keyboardist. Rest well. Thank you for the influence you've been to us.
Matty Matty from Boston wrote on June 25, 2016:
I was lucky enough to see Bernie on two separate occasions. Nobody funked like this guy. Such an innovator.

Bernin' Down The House!
Layne Fox Layne Fox from Lake Worth wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie was a massive influence on my life. His music inspired me to pursue my own which I will forever be thankful for. As long as there's a funky person left on Earth, Bernie's huge soul and talent will live on! My thoughts go out to his loved ones and family. Group hug
larry diggs larry diggs from B'more wrote on June 25, 2016:
My heart weeps this morning! As your family mourns the loss of you, they also Celebrate your life as do we! May the peace of God forever be with you!
ROBIN WILSON ROBIN WILSON from LANDOVER wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.H. Bernie~your sound is silenced, but your music will never forgotten. You will be missed. Robin~Born and Raised in Plainfield, NJ
Johnnie Johnnie wrote on June 25, 2016:
We lost a little light under the sun. Rest in peace, Bernie Worrell.
Phillipina & Bob Bishop Phillipina & Bob Bishop from New Orleans wrote on June 25, 2016:
You will be forever missed. When things looked dark, you always made me smile. You and Judie have always made our son Sean know he is loved. May you continue to play in paradise
Wanda Wright Wanda Wright from City Plainfield wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIF sad to hear of your departing, condolence to family friends and fans Rest in Funk ,?
Stephanie Stephanie from Washington DC wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in power, Bernie.
Baldhead Kingpin Baldhead Kingpin from Madison, WI wrote on June 25, 2016:
??Sad news to hear, but I have to give thanks and praise to Mr. Worrell for being a HUGE inspiration to me. Thank you for the music. Rest in Music forever. ??
astralbanger astralbanger from Amsterdam wrote on June 25, 2016:
You changed the world of music in so many ways you changed my musical world. You will be missed by many I miss you already. My thoughts goes to her family and friends, stay strong, keep the funk. With Love for Music / Forever Bernie Worrell.
Ira Ira from Boston wrote on June 25, 2016:
Much like Ali, Bernie was the Greatest Of All Time. Rest easy, Wizard of Woo.
Erik Erik from Utrecht wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie thank you for enriching my life with your music. Fly on! I wish your family strenght and love.
HDOO HDOO from Tokyo wrote on June 25, 2016:
Luckily, I had a cahce seeing you Bernie play in 2011. That time you told us what is FUNK.
THx, Great pioneer. RIP
davidly davidly from Berlin wrote on June 25, 2016:
I met you at a woo-ful gig in Chicago, Judie. You have been the most woonderful champion of all things Bernie. Today I feel for those who knew & loved him most personally, like, for example, his multi-Rubberband brother Bootsy. Yet just a bit more I hope for solace in peace for you, Judie. Your fortitude over the course of this year reminds me of the unreckonable resolve my mother showed when she took it upon herself usher my father forth. Woo together forever, Dr. G. Bernard Worrell, Jr.
Harold Henry Harold Henry from Bronx wrote on June 25, 2016:
One of the greatest keyboard players to ever live. ?โœŒ๏ธ
Moses Pennell Moses Pennell from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences to the family. The levels may be different...but one we all live and admired has transitioned. From my first live encounter...'75-'76 in Denton, Texas during the 1st leg of the Mothership tour....when they had tech issues and Bernie fired up the biggest joint I'd ever seen and gave the most incredible solo keyboard performance I'd ever seen (about 20 minutes worth)..playing every synth in his arsenal....to today, when his legacy is iron clad. I'm proud thst my nephew gravitated to my LPs..fell in love with PFunk and idolized Bernie and is now a self taught musician and producer with major artist credits for which he credits Bernie as his musical inspiration.
SKIP WAYNE SKIP WAYNE from San Antonio,Tx wrote on June 25, 2016:
WITH SO MUCH LOVE AND WOO,
WILL B SORELY MISSED.
Rob Talley Rob Talley from Hanover wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dr. Worrell, your musical genius and life lessons through the University of Funk help to make this journey so interesting and fun...see you on the other side...Peace and thank you!
Master Tony D Master Tony D from New Bedford wrote on June 25, 2016:
My heart is broken. The world has lost a one of a kind. May your music touch our souls forever. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. Rest in Peace my Brother. My condolences to the Worrell family. TonyD
Andy Devine Andy Devine from Rochester, Kent. UK wrote on June 25, 2016:
A true "wizard" you brought it on Bernie....years ahead of it's time. You have left us your gifted music. RIP your the man!.....
keith keith from Browns Summit, NC wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thoughts and Prayers to the Worrell Family. Thanks for da Funk. R.I.P
Baatin Muhammad Baatin Muhammad from Fayetteville Ga wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in peace big brother! May Allah grant you favor, mercy and forgiveness!
Aslak Mildh Aslak Mildh from Copenhagen wrote on June 25, 2016:
Arhhhh the music stoped to today.
Funk in space and time; the wizard of woo has left the building.
Hurts so bad to know he would have to appear in his own fundraiser concert to pay for his cancer treatment !
Is that how we threat our heroes ?
Forever greatfull, son of the P
Take Funk to heaven and beam a little Flashlight down to us.
Peace go with you brother.
Daniel Siwek Daniel Siwek from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, you are a hero, you are cosmic gift sent from the gods, to whom you will regift with your presence. Thank you, eternally, for the influence, the inspiration, and the music, God Speed.
Terrance Moody Terrance Moody from Longview wrote on June 25, 2016:
As sure as we come from the One who comes from none, so must be our return. You have inspired a universe. Your music heals so many hurting hearts. Because of your music, I "am" MoodControl. Shine it on the Funk...
Meg dorazio Meg dorazio from Philadelphia wrote on June 25, 2016:
Sending love and good vibes to friends and family ..he made and will make my life brighter and more free..
Signal Jam Signal Jam wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for the funk!
IRON EYE IRON EYE from London wrote on June 25, 2016:
To the funkiest keyboard player ever and, one of the true musical G.O.A.T's: I love you man, you will never be forgotten - your flash light will shine forever. THE FUNK IS THE FORCE!
Andy Berry Andy Berry from Sutton Coldfield UK wrote on June 25, 2016:
Saw you in 1978 at Birmingham Odeon, you had a profound influence on me. Don't give up da Funk!!
Liam Liam from Hereford, UK wrote on June 25, 2016:
I will always hold your music in the highest regard. You were and still will be a profound influence. Your music has shown me the way so many times. Thoughts and vibes to your family both immediate and extended. Ride on.
Robin Austin Robin Austin from Miami wrote on June 25, 2016:
I thank God for gracing me the opportunity to experience what you did for the music industry. I grew up with your music and was so impacted by it, I never let go of it. I never will.
MC MC from out there wrote on June 25, 2016:
One of the finest human being I had the chance to meet . He changed the course of my life and many others.
Rest in peace Bernie
Giacchina RIGATUSO Giacchina RIGATUSO from Bruxelles wrote on June 25, 2016:
All my thoughts to
Mr. Bernie Worrellโ˜†his Family & Friends
โ™ฅ Rest in Peace โ™ฅ
Mr. Bernie Worrellโ™ซTHANK YOUโ™ซ
Starra Anderson Starra Anderson from Boston wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences to the family. The greatest funk master ever who's fingers touch a keyboard. Sleep well Bernie. Keep Funken that UFO. Funk on!!!
Marcel Visser Marcel Visser from Purmerend wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dear Bernie,

The world lost one of the finest people I knew. Without you we had no Parliament and or Funkadelic. Your music was and still is the inspiration for many.

R.I.P. my friend.

Marcel
Shane McElroy Shane McElroy from Sarasota, FL wrote on June 25, 2016:
Condolences to all family and friends, and a sad farewell to you, Dr. Bernie!
FF FF from Funkytown wrote on June 25, 2016:
A great loss for the world and of course for his family. RIP!
Richard Panse Richard Panse from Kew Gardens, New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences on the passing of Bernie. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have met him and the joy and honor of introducing him and the Woo Warriors at a show back in the day. He truly was the lead architect for the sound track of my life and the best there ever was and the best there ever will be. Love to you and family, Rich Panse
Suzanne Rhatigan Suzanne Rhatigan from Dublin wrote on June 25, 2016:
What a joy and privilege it was to work with you Bernie your generosity and the sweet music you gave us live on thank you x
jacob jacob from parksville, bc canada wrote on June 25, 2016:
Loved all Bernie gave us, thanks for all the good vibrations!
Neil Neil from England wrote on June 25, 2016:
Music will never sound the same !
RIP Bernie
Sam Sam from L.A. wrote on June 25, 2016:
The group sound was so unique, like a Hanson cake. The loss of Dr. Worrel is like the cake without the flour.
Femke Femke from Hilversum, Netherlands wrote on June 25, 2016:
Another legend passed on, thank you Bernie for the funk. My condoleances to family and friends.
Glenn Ford Glenn Ford wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie! "Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride"
DOUG DUFFEY DOUG DUFFEY from MONROE, LA wrote on June 25, 2016:
For the Departed:
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the souls of Thy departed servants in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which they have committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.

For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants who have fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.

Love, peace, and prayers for strength, dearest Judie, Dawn, Bassl and family . God be with you all. DD
Jim fisher Jim fisher from Los amgeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bless your eternal, musical soul
Pascal Cloodt Pascal Cloodt from Stein wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for the Music, your Mastermind, your kindness and friendship for over 20 years, Rest in Purple Peace Dr. G. Bernard Worrell Jr
Our deepest condolances to the Worrell Family Mrs Judie & Bassl
Peace, Love & Respect Pascal & Family
https://youtu.be/3gNy6oapzcQ
Sherman Lawrence Sherman Lawrence from Seattle wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank You Bernie.
Les Les wrote on June 25, 2016:
I didn't know of him until now. Huge talent. R.I.P.
Henk Houtveen Henk Houtveen from Roosendaal The Netherlands wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for your treasure of music you gave us.
You will never be forgotten, R.I.P.
Chris Lawrence Chris Lawrence from Edmonton wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you so much!! You changed my life. Period that's it. Funk on Bernie! You will never be forgotten!!!
graham turnbull graham turnbull from darlington UK wrote on June 25, 2016:
wounded...had immense pleasure watching the whole parliament/funkadelic thang Manchester UK...experience I,ll never forget...thank you...
Lisa Lisa from San Bernardino wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P.?
Michael Michael from accokeek wrote on June 25, 2016:
My heart so heavy right now I listen to your music as a very young kid to now. I bought your album Funk of ages and would listen to it religiously. U were truly a spiritual funky inspiration. I'm in tears right now. I love u Bernie. Rejoice in Heaven!!!
Brian O'Dell Brian O'Dell wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you Bernie for sharing your musical genius with the world.
Mark London Sims Mark London Sims from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Peace brother. Thank you, Thank you for bringing us the truth. Funk is its own reward.
Joe amb Joe amb from west wareham wrote on June 25, 2016:
One of my favorite perfomers to see live.. Even got to watch him soundcheck a bunch of times. Wow the talent he had.. The Woo Wariors were so much fun to see. Very sad to hear.. I will cherish my moments seeing him!!!
Mark Stewart Mark Stewart from Cambridge, England wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie. Thanks for the Funk.
Shirley BeReal Shirley BeReal from Dayton Oh wrote on June 25, 2016:
Judie I want to say Thank You. For your unselfish heart. For sharing updates with us. I will keep praying for you & it was y Honor to pray for Bernie. It takes a loving su pportive partner to bring out the best in the person they love. I feel certain you did that for Bernie. And now you've given him wings to fly May You find Joy in your memories.
Alvin Kennedy Coleman Alvin Kennedy Coleman from Washington, DC wrote on June 25, 2016:
It's difficult to say goodbye to a mentor...A man who has influenced my style of play, my writing, and my soul for so many years....The master keyboardist, wizard and one of the true musical genius's behind the great Parliament-Funkadelic ground breaking funk opus, "KNEE-DEEP." 15 minutes of the most funky, soulful, melodic, most hypnotic chord progressions in music history.."The Freak of the Week!"
The Wizard of Woo totally slayed the keyboard tracks on this recording, and everything else he played....But in my humble opinion, no other funk offering will ever top KNEE DEEP! With George Clinton and Philipe Wynn....Knee Deep is one of the most sampled tracks in hip/hop lore....
He was brilliant! An incredible teacher...An "out of this world" pianist/keyboardist and composer....Bernie's hooks will be sung forever...And they should be...Rest with the ancestors now Bernie. After so many years of labor, you've earned this reward. Peace!
Titan Davis Titan Davis from Calumet city il wrote on June 25, 2016:
God bless you Bernie.... your music lives on through the funk !!!! One Love and you will always remain in our Hearts Forever.
Michael Volpe Michael Volpe from West Yarmouth wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie Worrell's music was my candle in a dark room. He made me feel alive and not alone in this big world. Thank you isn't a strong enough word but it's all that I can say right now.
Gabriel Rowland Gabriel Rowland from Altadena wrote on June 25, 2016:
My first and only professor. Bernie produced the first Momma Stud record and I'm so very saddened by the news. He and I grew particularly close, and he remained in contact with all the Momma Stud members throughout all these years. A true soul, that never stepped out of his spiritual boundaries, with absolute artistic integrity and his music reflected that. When Bernard played or sang, something happened to me on a cellular level, something new, his entire sound is the backbone of West Coast hip hop (ask Dre). My love goes out to Judy and Basil. Goodbye professor Wizard.
James Taylor James Taylor from 38053 wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you Bernie Worrell for what you gave to this world. So many good healing feelings through those keystrokes. Nobody but You. Saw the Mothership land @ the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. Y'all tore the roof off the sucker! And when You released ' All the Woo In the World' I played the grooves off the sucker?????. So again thanks Bernie. And my condolences to the Family??????.
Rest N' Funk Dr.???
Sue Mattson Sue Mattson from Bellingham wrote on June 25, 2016:
You will be most missed, Sir. It was a pleasure knowing you for the short time that I did. You were a warm and genuine man and you radiated music like no one I've ever seen. I hope that you're surrounded by love wherever you are now.
John Barger John Barger from Temecula wrote on June 25, 2016:
I met you at a "Bucket of Bernie Brains" show a while back. You were incredibly nice and put on a wonderful show. Rest In Piece Bernie.
DZIRE DZIRE from BOCHUM wrote on June 25, 2016:
I will never forget my first p-funk concert with Bernie playing the keyboard like a berzerk. he was getting 1 with the keyboard. There was a special connection between him and the music.Everyone could feel it. Thank you for the MAGIC!
Steve Auerbach Steve Auerbach from Salt Lake City wrote on June 25, 2016:
Loving condolences to Judie and family. Thank you for being a sun in my musical constellation.
Kostas from Greece Kostas from Greece wrote on June 25, 2016:
What a gentle man Bernie has been. You touched my heart my mind my whole existence. Sir, you have made our lifes happier with your keyboards. I love you
Amber Maggard Amber Maggard from Placerville wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank for all the real good times. So much love and respect to you Bernie.
William Murray William Murray from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
For Bernie, All I really want to write is thank you.
Desmond "D-FUNK" Murry Desmond "D-FUNK" Murry from DETROIT, MI wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dear Mrs Worrell and family/friends,

At this moment in time, I'm feeling alot like Bernie, short on words and heavy on the music. I could never say thank you enough for his influence and spirit, I can't put a sentence big enough or deep enough together to explain what he's done for me. I'm 22 years old. I'll forever lift his name and my children, grandchildren, etc will have knowledge of who and what this man was to music. Rest well, Bernie. Love you.
Michael Michael from ROCHESTER wrote on June 25, 2016:
Another true musical genius gone but you still live with your unique sound that you gave us. Fly on Mr Worrell fly on
RAMBR0 RAMBR0 from Boomfield wrote on June 25, 2016:
Sad news, Bernie, Rest In Peace...Heaven just got a heck of a lot funkier!
Rick Stone Rick Stone from Studio City wrote on June 25, 2016:
That sweet chariot has swung low, and now you'll ride.
Luv & Respect 2 U Bernie.
Cliff Starks Cliff Starks from Chicago wrote on June 25, 2016:
Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton. (Bernie Worrell)

R.I.P. Bernie Worrell - Rest Brother.
Conni Conni from Winnipeg wrote on June 25, 2016:
was introduced to you just last year from Ricki & the Flash. Researched you later on. Thank you Bernie for your talents, contribution to the music industry. Under-rated but over qualified. You will be missed, cherished and never forgotten. Thank you for...just, thank you! xoxo
Chase Chase from Boulder wrote on June 25, 2016:
You were a massive inspiration to so many people. You will be missed, and remembered forever. RIP Bernie.
Oscar Deric Brown Oscar Deric Brown from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
I can see you when I close my eyes. We where siting in the home of Larry Young (also known as Khalid Yasin [Abdul Aziz]; I had just finished a lesson and you had come by to pick up one of the B3's that belong to Larry. I remember your smile when you shook my hand. We would meet off and on and share the stage over the years. But what I remember most of all was your humanity. Now you are with the most high. And god is grate Amen. Rest well. Love & Respect Always And Forever. Amen
Lelia Koval Lelia Koval from Deltona wrote on June 25, 2016:
I was a fan of yours for many years, I never had the chance to meet you. I wish I had. Rest In Peace.
Andy Andy from Kansas City wrote on June 25, 2016:
I remember seeing you here with the funkadelics in the early 70's Rest In Peace My Friend.
Chris Nova Chris Nova from Toronto wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Peace Bernie
thanks for your creative energies + inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!
Arnold McWilliams Arnold McWilliams from Pittsburgh wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie rest in peace my brother.
Zelda Norwood Zelda Norwood from Pomona wrote on June 25, 2016:
Love You Bernie Worrell - R.I.P..........
Glenn Fitzpatrick Glenn Fitzpatrick from Salt Lake wrote on June 25, 2016:
Goodbye, Bernie! Your music will never die.
Dr.Tommy Dr.Tommy from Tokyo wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie Worrell
Various memories of you will have is revived . Or show me the tricks of the keyboard playing alone with 2 people in the rehearsal of the day Bootsy's Rubber Band and Vibrastone stand together of the stage , of the alien you do not like feeling the force of gravity to play while the moonwalk with float feeling it was like . Thank you a lot .
Brett Rolewski Brett Rolewski from Pittsburgh wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie. The world will miss you. Condolences to the family.
Keith Brown Keith Brown from Houston wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie! I feel truly blessed to have grown up during the peak of the P Funk era. Thank you sharing your gift with funkateers all over the world. There will never be another Bernie or PFunK!
Butch Watson Butch Watson from Queens NY wrote on June 25, 2016:
Never in my life has there been a kinder, more giving friend in my life. Until we meet again, love you my brother, May the Wii stay with you!
John John from Philadelphia wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for your continued presence Mr. Worrell
Maggotbrain Maggotbrain wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie!
Words cannot describe how I feel right now and how much positive energy you brought into my life.
I will never forget the countless spiritual moments. Fly on brother, rest in P!
Declan James Declan James from Melbourne, Australia wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Peace Bernie. We have lost the greatest musician of our time. His gift brought the world so much joy through his prolific output and creativeness. I feel so blessed to have been able to listen to his work and see his grand influence. There will never be another Bernie, but the woo will be felt through those he inspired forever. Thank you so much Bernie
michael michael from detroit wrote on June 25, 2016:
So much love to Bernie and his incredible wife. I onced (naively) emailed his camp asking if he could jam in detroit... his amazing wife and manager let me know he doesn't "jam" like that anymore. There will never ever be another human like Bernie and I'm so thankful we got to share his gift from God. Everyone stay blessed and continue to Woo in his legacy. So sad he's left the physical form but I can't help but believe he's still in the wooniverse shaping the funk.
John Connolly John Connolly from Redmond, WA wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie's sound blew my mind as a 14 year old growing up in the Bay Area. Been a Funkateer even since, but I had no idea he lived in rural Washington State. Thanks for opening my ears to some fantastic funk, Bernie.
Andrew von Gregor Andrew von Gregor from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
THANK YOU so very much for all the wonderful music and deep inspiration, Dr. Worrell. Rest in peace.
Denis davison Denis davison from Detroit wrote on June 25, 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGDqUtVOWxg
Dave Lawrence Dave Lawrence from Honolulul wrote on June 25, 2016:
It was a huge privilege to spend time with this kind, gentle, wonderful man in January 2011 at my friend Anthony Gemignani's music store All Star Music Academy in New Jersey. For almost an hour, Bernie Worrell took me on a personal journey through his career. It was meaningful not for the incredible stories and insight into the songs he helped shape and other great stories, but for how gentle and warm he was. He was such a humble man, driving himself to the interview, spending so much time with us, giving hugs generously, being a kind, decent dude. Bernie was among the most down to earth artists I've ever met, and so giving of his time. So kind and gentle. That is my overall memory; less about the content of our hour digging deep into his life in the funk, and more about the kind of man he was. Exemplary. He set the bar high and few if any have followed. God bless you, Bernie. Your death is so upsetting. It is just awful to know about. Be safe in Heaven, Bernie. Please say hi to my Mom and give her a hug for me. And my grandparents, too, please. I'll see you soon up there, my friend. Until then I am proud to sing your praises and tell people what a gentle spirit you truly are. All my love, Bernie. God bless you, you heroic man. Peace.
E. U. Crew Bob V. E. U. Crew Bob V. from Boston Mass. wrote on June 25, 2016:
We partied a lifetime ago in Providence R.I. after the show.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars also had a floor.
It was Funktabulous, Unforgettable.
and Educational for all involved.
Enough said.
Respect,
Peace.
Donovan Donovan wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences to the Worrell family. Bernie thank you for making the musical landscape a little brighter. R.I.H. and job well done.
Andy S. Andy S. from Farmville VA wrote on June 25, 2016:
In 1979 the theme song of our partying "Senior Skip Day" was "Flashlight". The song was forever etched in my brain, played over and over that day.33 years later I found my self In a studio with Bernie as he was helping produce a good friends album. I was just helping push buttons and at a break he turned to me and asked what I thought of a certain part of the track we were working on. I have no idea what my response was... a bonafide legend was asking my opinion. The man who was responsible for my induction to funk. I wanted to pinch myself to be sure I was not dreaming. All I remember is bernie agreeing with what I said and making me feel important and a part of the process, not just a knob turner. A kinder, gentler spirit I have never met. I know he is meant for even greater things beyond this...thank your Bernie for sharing your talent and spirit with us. I hope you knew how special you are and how much you will be missed. Enjoy what is next!
Denise Marks Denise Marks from Williams wrote on June 25, 2016:
Happy Trails Beautiful Soul Thanks for the Music and the magic.....
blesSINGS to You and Your Family ~ RIP??
Lori Bay Lori Bay from Delaware Ohio wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you.
Mark Moore Mark Moore from Shenandoah IA wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest now you wonderful man. You gave us all such joy & pleasure for so many years. I was lucky enough to see you twice in concert with P-Funk, & you were a true musical genius. We will always remember you & you will always be in our hearts & will live on forever through your music.
E-Man Boogie E-Man Boogie from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you Sir Woo Worrell, your contributions to our lives and to the future musicians is everlasting. The name Worrell and Moog will forever be synonymous ! More importantly , Bernie's lesson to us all is "dare to goof." Think outside the box, take chances. Don't be afraid to share your soul, your creativity and your heart. Which is what Bernie shared with us all. Big ups, Mr. Worrell ! Grooveallegience to us all.
Mark Phinney Mark Phinney from Eugene, OR wrote on June 25, 2016:
I saw you play in Portland a couple of decades ago. My heart is still dancing. Thank you Bernie.
dr gonzojii dr gonzojii from Bellingham, WA wrote on June 25, 2016:
what a gift to this world this man is / was / will ever be ... thank you for sharing your soul with this universe ... thank you for your selfless spiritual candor and thank you for so much great music ... we are better as a result of your energy ... shine on you crazy diamond
Cori Coates Cori Coates from Edgewater, MD wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest wizard, rest. Thank you for your influence on my musical journey
rob rob from Cincinatti wrote on June 25, 2016:
He knew where "the gift" came from. Bernie Worrell is love & unselfishness personified. He just gave and gave and gave. The way he treated people is how I want to treat people.
Eugene L Corker Eugene L Corker from Chicago wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in peace u r the best
Doug Carey Doug Carey from Yakima wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for all the great music. A great inspiration to many musicians. R.I.P. W.O.W.
Sharyn Jordan Sharyn Jordan from Plainfield wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest my friend,God rest your soul,funk it up in heaven
Jim Jim from Katatonic wrote on June 25, 2016:
I Can't believe this!!I was Fearing this. Just like Bobby Womack never got2play his last set.After hearing of what happened recently w/ his health n was shocked he was still billed2play in a w/k or2. I Grew up on Pfunk. Bernie was such a nice guy. Running into him In Seattle was becoming regular at a time. We both talked about doin some exp/avante-garde stuff. I was shocked he wanted to do sum wild synths over couple my trax I sent. Him, like a lot of sick artists were idols&taught me young you didn't need to play 4/4 pop bs. He was another master lost in 2016. I can't express the sadness&condolences. Than yesterday SF punker Barker died.Sun also.2016 won't stop stealing my friends&legends. Visit me in a dream Bernie!!RIp...overdose the Katatonic
D.A. Krolak D.A. Krolak from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
You will be sorely missed, the genius you infused all your music with will be greatly appreciated, and am glad you are at peace with the ancestors
David Cato David Cato from Atlanta wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Mr. Woo. You will always be a pure slice of Heaven in my book. You have given us all so many wonderful "vibes". God's band is surely complete now. You will never be forgotten!
Eric Kriner Eric Kriner wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dr. Worrell, you inspired me before I even knew who you were or what instrument you played. I was trying to learn Flashlight on the electric bass and wasn't figuring it out. I went to the micromoog and thought "I'm closer, but nah that can't be a synth." I channel your approach every time I turn on my minimoog or any other synth. Thanks for defining for me what funk is and for making it so fun. I will always remember you! Deepest condolences to your loved ones. -EJK
MATT PERRY THOMAS MATT PERRY THOMAS from Brooklyn wrote on June 25, 2016:
You are my light ... I will always carry your spirit in my music... RIP my friend..[/b]
AlvinC AlvinC from Palmdale wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for all the memories...
Caesar Caesar from Long Beach wrote on June 25, 2016:
My sincerest condolences to the family of and friends of Bernie. He entertained millions and inspired just about the same...I play keyboards because of dedicated musicians like Bernie. R.I.P.....
Tim Herman Tim Herman from Redding wrote on June 25, 2016:
from one fractal God hailing from the realm of masters of sound to another I say thank you for laying the pavement and foundation on which I fly throughout the universe upon the tip of sound waves I create. your vision has inspired billions of future creators and will continue to do so for as long as there are those of us alive remembering the work you gave us.
Gregory Burditt Gregory Burditt from Redmond,Wa wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie will always be The Funk Master.
Paul Graham-Siegel Paul Graham-Siegel from San Francisco wrote on June 25, 2016:
My mom was a teacher in Plainfield and one day she brought me home an autographed copy of Speaking in Tongues. Thanks for sharing so much more ever since then. Your spirit will always be with me. I'll never forget your kindness and the words "Peace, Love, God-Speed"
Bass4all Bass4all from Attleboro, MA wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for all the great music
Ray Jordan (Bass Player) Ray Jordan (Bass Player) from Cleveland & New Jersey wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences to Judie and family. Bernie and Judie took in our band Nucleus and managed us. I will never be ร s funky a bass player as then. Plz contact me, (757)739-1849. Thx for everything and keep being funky!
P-zilla P-zilla from Milwaukee wrote on June 25, 2016:
My whole entry in the world of p-funk started wen i was 4yrs. Old actually.it was the 1974 Funkadelic album and it was on from there.Dr. Bernie has not had a special place un my heart cuz he flavored the funk with his keyboards and not to mention this is my 46 bday today!RIF-Rest in funk.
Eric P Eric P from San Diego wrote on June 25, 2016:
Talk about omnipresent, his impact on music of all genres is immeasurable, Thanks B and funk on.
Lois Bradley Lois Bradley wrote on June 25, 2016:
May The Universe welcome you with open arms. Peace.
Darryl L Templeton Jr Darryl L Templeton Jr wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for being so innovative and changing music forever. Your music has given me, my family and many others fantastic memories. Once again, thank you.
Reginald Kelly a.k.a. "Stretch" Reginald Kelly a.k.a. "Stretch" from Baltimore wrote on June 25, 2016:
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting, performing with and being with Bernie back in 1976 during the "Mothership Connection" Tour. I was invited by my good friend Gary "Mudbone" Cooper out to be a special guest vocalist with Bootsy's Rubber Band who opened for Parliament. I will always remember his down-to-earthness with any and everyone he encountered. Great musician, even greater human being!
John Louis John Louis from Stevens Point, WI wrote on June 25, 2016:
One of the most innovative men in music. Rest Easy and thanks for sharing your talents with the world.
Carter bostic Carter bostic from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie, i 'll remember the first time I met you. You welcomed me with a Beatles tune "Imagine" while rehearsing before a performance! I will miss you way beyond words can express... Funk In Peace my dear brother, Friend, & Mentor...
Chris Chris from Bellingham, Wa wrote on June 25, 2016:
You best be personally funkin' it up with Holiest of Holies now, baby !
Tony Lang Tony Lang from Las Vegas wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie Worrell. You were truly one of the great ones. May the Flashlight of the afterlife shine brightly on you. Tony L Toons
Christopher Foster Christopher Foster from Dover, DE wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for all of the amazing music Mr. Worrell. Rest in peace.
Ai Ai from Tokyo wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dr. Bernie Worrell, I've appreciated and will continue to appreciate a galaxy of music you brought to this world to elevate our mind. Rest in peace.
Angela Gilliam Angela Gilliam from Bowie wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for your genius. Rest my friend.
Angela Gilliam Angela Gilliam from Bowie wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for your kindness, thank you for your geniys. Rest well friend.
Lyn Lyn from Piscataway wrote on June 25, 2016:
Uncle B you are going to be missed. Tell dad n Kirk I said hi RIH โ™ฅ๏ธ Love Lilly n Hamilton family
Dean Dydek Dean Dydek wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Brother, still so much to learn from all of your work, and enjoying it all the same.
ANN HALE ANN HALE wrote on June 25, 2016:
MAY 2014 WAS MY MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE WITH THE WIZARD OF WOO.....BEACHLAND BALLROOM CLEVELAND,OHIO....SO HUMBLE HE WAS.....THANKING THE CROWD AFTER EVERY SONG FOR ATTENDING THE EVENT.....THANK YOU BERNIE....TIME TO REST.
Sarah Bourque Sarah Bourque wrote on June 25, 2016:
My dear, old friend. How sad I have become today. My heart is broken at the news of your passing. I will forever miss our conversations about everything and nothing in particular. Your smile always came through on the other end of the phone, no matter where you were in the world. Such fun we had when you were in NYC for shows. Thank you for bringing me into your circle of life, and for bringing the music to the world. I will miss you tremendously. Thank you for the memories and the wonderfully happy moments. I will see you on the other side....
Dr. Maria Putney Dr. Maria Putney from Bellingham wrote on June 25, 2016:
It was an honor and a privilege to have met Bernie and worked with him. He had such a gentle soul and had a tremendous amount of talent and experience. He will be greatly missed
GARRY GEDDIS GARRY GEDDIS from JONESBORO,GEORGIA wrote on June 25, 2016:
may GOD bless the spirit of Bernie and may GOD watch over the Worrell family
Reginald Tolan Reginald Tolan from oakland,ca wrote on June 25, 2016:
"oh there's a picture within picture behind picturein revealing a nose I might not recognized"
Where would music be without you!! You Will be missed RIP The West Coast is gives prayers !!!
Bunny Bunny from Pittsburgh wrote on June 25, 2016:
Dr. Woo~ Beautiful soul & spirit making music in the Heavens. Never to be forgotten. Rest With God Beloved??????
Cli-N-Tel Cli-N-Tel from Compton wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.F (Ride In Funk) Bernie. Condolences to the P-Funk Family.
Ernest Todd Ernest Todd from Panama City Florida wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for the Funk...RIP Bernie Worrell
Bryant Farrell Bryant Farrell from Randolph, Ma wrote on June 25, 2016:
All I can say is thank you for the funk! As long as I live I'll never forget your contribution to music. God bless you and family and friends!
Terry Hart Terry Hart wrote on June 25, 2016:
Comfort to Judie and the rest of the family of Dr, G Bernard Worrell ... may he be in peaceful rest until we rise
Josh aka skillcrane Josh aka skillcrane from San Antonio, TX wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie touched me on so many levels with his music & I was blessed to have seen him about 15 times since 1994 or so. I wrote a tribute to him, & I hope his family, friends & family give it a read. He was a true pioneer & a one of a kind. RIP

http://skillcrane.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-day-funk-died.html
Jerome Mitchell Jerome Mitchell from Cleveland Ohio / Plainfield New Jersey wrote on June 25, 2016:
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BERNIE WORRELL THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MUCH LOVE AND BLESSING TO YOU JUDIE WORRELL AND FAMILY AND DEAR FRIENDS I AM HONOR TO HAVE BEEN APART OF YOU WORLD ME AND MY COUSIN LAMAR MITCHELL WHO WENT NUTS WHEN WE MOVE TO NJ AND WE TOOK US UNDER YOUR WINGS AND SO DID YOUR WIFE LOVE YOU JUDIE LI BROTHER BASSL LOVE YOU MAN I EVEN GOT TO LIVE WITH BERNIE MOTHER THATS A BLESSING IN SO MANY WAYS TO ME AND IT'S THIS ONE FAMILY HERE IN PLAINFIELD I CAN NEVER EVER FORGET THIS FAMILY THE WEST FAMILY THANK YOU IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU MELANIE WEST AND YOUR FAMILY FATHER MOTHER BROTHER SISTER EVEN YOUR UNCLE THE HISTORY WITH BERNIE WOW AM SADDEN BUT I KNOW HES IN A BETTER SPACE AND TIME
Sherita A. Hall Sherita A. Hall from Newport News, VA wrote on June 25, 2016:
My pops introduced me to Parliament/Funkadelic when I was about four. What mesmerized me was the the funky synth riffs that Bernie created. He left us with amazing music. My condolences to the family, friends, and fans. Godspeed, Bernie. Heaven just got a little bit funkier.
Renee Renee from San Diego wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in Paradise ? Sending prayers of comfort to all your loved ones. โ€ 
Russel Blake Russel Blake from Brooklyn N.Y. wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you so much Brother Bernie for the time and incredible spirit you shared with us on this planet. Blessings of love, peace & music on Ur continued journey in the heavenly places.
Steve Steve from Pittsburgh wrote on June 25, 2016:
You are forever in my heart Bernie. Thank You for everything. You've inspired me in so many ways. Thank you Judie for all that you do. Much Love for both of you.
Karen Kirsch Page Karen Kirsch Page from San Francisco-NewYork wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie, you contributed beautiful notes to this planet, and I treasure them all. Your music and your craft, inspired many.
Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker from Kendall Park NJ wrote on June 25, 2016:
I will miss the Wizard but I know his sound is with us. The sound of the keyboard Wizard
Play on Bernie
Mehmet Selcuker Mehmet Selcuker from Istanbul, Turkey wrote on June 25, 2016:
I hope you knew how important and influential you were. You made our life better. RIP
Bernard B Stewart Bernard B Stewart from San Antonio wrote on June 25, 2016:
Sometimes it is so hard to say goodbye to a friend never met but enjoyed his music most of my life. Thank you for everything that you introduced to us. Bernie you are loved and will be missed fly on brother.
Wei Victor Zuo Wei Victor Zuo from Toronto wrote on June 25, 2016:
Goodbye Bernie...Rest in peace...
Your music and spirit inspired a huge amount of Chinese musicians. I don't know if there are lots of Chinese guys here, if not, I'd to help them to say, we love you Bernie.
Aaron Be Aaron Be from Las Vegas wrote on June 25, 2016:
Vaya con funk Maestro.
Tony Duncan Tony Duncan from Washington, DC wrote on June 25, 2016:
He created the music if my life ... Let's always and forever keep it on the ONE!
Tonee Jai Tonee Jai wrote on June 25, 2016:
My #1 inspiration as a keyboard player.
Thank you Bernie
Hope to see you in the ancestral realm.
D. Mark Hall D. Mark Hall from Motown wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you 4 forever lighting the heavens. I vow to do my part and leave off the frets in honor of your left hand. 2funky 2woo
Keith Jackson - P-Funk Radio Keith Jackson - P-Funk Radio from Washington, D.C. wrote on June 25, 2016:
P-Funk Radio and it's staff sends our heartfelt condolences to Judie Worrell and the entire family and friends of Dr. Bernie Worrell. May God give you strength during this time of sorrow. God bless brother Bernie, we love him and God bless you Judie! With love and respect.
Kevin Pyndell Kevin Pyndell from Huntsville wrote on June 25, 2016:
My heart is so heavy right now. I remember as a child being a true funkateer playing all parliament music. Whatever Bernie ' s costume was I would try to make it at home get in front of the mirror and act as if I were on stage with the crew...years later I was afforded the privilege of working as Funkadelics stage tech, boy what a blast and cherishable experience. Bernie was my big inspiration. To this day when I'm playing keys it is him I think about and try to be like...Now this, but God truly loves him better than we could ever imagine. Love you Woo
walter Miller walter Miller from Detroit wrote on June 25, 2016:
We Will miss you my brother ...we Love you cause you made us love ourselves
Alvin Arno Alvin Arno from Paris wrote on June 25, 2016:
Really sad today, Mr B. Worrell your work has been blessed and will be blessed for years to come
Melvin Moore Melvin Moore from East Hartford wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest in peace you telling his bro so much happiness to my life God bless
Bob Bob from Toledo wrote on June 25, 2016:
I knew who Bernie us and was, my only connection is the robbed ford tiger walk cd. I remember Bernie got high recognition for it. RIP Bernie.
TorySound TorySound from Nashville wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie is the reason I decided to play keys! What a great influence...
bzipp bzipp from Chicago wrote on June 25, 2016:
A pioneer who redefined funk / jammed with Squishy at the Double Door--now another spirit in the sky to remind us all that we are one. Altogether now, on the one....
Darryl Stith Darryl Stith from New York wrote on June 25, 2016:
I met you and your wife during the last reunion tour with P-funk. I won't go into the whole story of that meeting. I did walk away knowing you were a TRUE musician who was a genius not fully recognized, and you were ok with that..you just kept playing and creating. No one is like you Bernie. Flashlight..now U have light Under The Sun
Lamar Coaston Jr Lamar Coaston Jr from Palm Bay wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thanks for supplying the Inspiration for my Generation!
Coincidental Flattery Coincidental Flattery from Gulfport wrote on June 25, 2016:
At 16 I sat in a room with a friend of the band while they waited to perform at the Twenty Grand in Detroit, MI; I was in awe. Then we partied till the night away.
R. I. P. grand master.
nils nils from philadelphia wrote on June 25, 2016:
thank you so much for what you have given to us. i was hoping i would get to see you, but i am even more thankful i have two ears and can hear what you have poured out. sending comfort on your journey
Shanette Naylor Shanette Naylor from San jose wrote on June 25, 2016:
My condolences to the family. He had brought joy and funky music to the world. He will be sadly missed.
James James from Tempe wrote on June 25, 2016:
Rest, brother Bosco. There's much sadness in the world today. Our Universe lost a magnificantly powerful spirit. Funny but, I wasn't going to see The Dr. perform up the street tonight. Have to now.
Mark Feathers Mark Feathers from Kalispell, MT wrote on June 25, 2016:
Infinite love and unbound inspiration. RIP Wizard of Woo.
Kevin blatt Kevin blatt from Los angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Bernie - it was always nice seeing u play with George and Bootsy. Rest easy
BV BV from San Francisco wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you for sharing the funk with the rest of this world. Rest in peace Wizard of Woo.
Catdaddy Johnson Catdaddy Johnson from Sherman Oaks ca wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie it's me CatMon from Children of Production we did a few dates together with the P' it was a pleasure working with you and sharing wisdom about The Funk when we'd talk. You have influenced Millions probably Billions of people In one of Em your work will live on forever God bless your soul good Ok Bye ol friend!
Evan Ginzburg Evan Ginzburg from Forest Hills wrote on June 25, 2016:
In what has been the year from Hell for music lovers, yet another musical hero of mine has been taken in Bernie Worrell; some of the greatest nights of my life were seeing him with P-Funk going back many decades. RIP and thank you to a TRUE musical genius in a world where the word genius is thrown around too easily to the point that the word is cheapened.
David Spero David Spero from Los Angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie introduced me to synthesizer love. Without him, I'd be bubbling in some corner, missing the light entirely.
He's joined with the endless electricity.
His art will live on forever.
Love David
Mokade Mokade from Raleigh wrote on June 25, 2016:
Family, your loss is ours also. You know a different Woo, but together we are Wooless.
Condolences to you all. R.I.P. Bernie.
DJ Miles DJ Miles from Zurich wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Woo Master and may the funk be with you forever ?
Maisha Tianuru Maisha Tianuru from Bahia wrote on June 25, 2016:
Asante Sana for being apart of the soundtrack of my and so many lives. May your Ancestral Home be filled with Funk.
Meister Meister from Chicago wrote on June 25, 2016:
You were the absolute best and helped create funk and all it's babies. REST IN POWER.
Alonzo Coleman Alonzo Coleman from Chicago wrote on June 25, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie you're truly missed.
Cliff Cliff wrote on June 25, 2016:
Have been following Bernie since mid 70's. Miss him.
Dan Dan from Co Springs wrote on June 25, 2016:
Bernie changed music forever and brought so many styles together with his OG brand of funk. RIP The Wizard of Woo. Your funky soul will continue to inspire us.
ManDonald thomas ManDonald thomas from los angeles wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank You Bernie You ARE a REASON I BECAME A MUSICIAN, AND I WILL always remember being backstage at the L.a. Concert with roger and zapp and bootsy and original band , and watching you soundcheck flashlight ,and you freaking your arp string machine to mudbone coopers drumming R.I.P. PURPLE WOO
DJD DJD from LA wrote on June 25, 2016:
A mentor to us all in so many ways. He will be missed like no other.
Kenuto Bruto Kenuto Bruto from Bend wrote on June 25, 2016:
Thank you Bernie for that Groove you left on my soul... You are the greatest Funkateer there is!
Darren Darren from Hemel Hempstead wrote on June 25, 2016:
RIP Funk legend Mr Worrell !! Your contribution to music lives on sir !
Jerry Jerry from Atl wrote on June 24, 2016:
Grew up in bean town....the ' whole funk' lives forever!
Sandra St. Victor Sandra St. Victor from NYC wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie, indeed made the world a brighter place. He definitely made my world sweeter. Pest in paradise wonderful spirit. Til we all meet again. St. Vix
Brian Brian from Raleigh wrote on June 24, 2016:
When I think of Funkadelic I think of Dr. Worrell. Truly one of the best o all time!
tikinova20 tikinova20 from NZ wrote on June 24, 2016:
I raise my glass to you - Dr, Worrell
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Jere B Jere B from Youngstown wrote on June 24, 2016:
All The Woo will Never Be The Same
Rosemary Olson Rosemary Olson from Los Angeles wrote on June 24, 2016:
With deep respect and admiration to one of the greatest music men of all time. Thank you for making the world a better place. Rest in paradise.
Peace, Love & Funk.
bobby glanton-smith bobby glanton-smith from inglewood wrote on June 24, 2016:
Farewell to a remarkable innovater. Rest peacefully
James R. James R. from Denver wrote on June 24, 2016:
So sad to hear your music will always hold a very special place in my soul you will not be forgotten.
Carla Howard Carla Howard from Wytheville wrote on June 24, 2016:
So many people who inspired me who still makes me want to dance when I hear a song on the radio are leaving this earth to go the The Heavenly One. RIP Mr. Worrall and thank you for letting me be in a part of your world. Peace Out!
Tsuyoshi Tsuyoshi wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank You
Bill Stalnaker Bill Stalnaker wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank You for all the Great Music. Peace and Good Thoughts to the family, band mates, and friends.
Rest in Peace
Dr. Worrell
Keep Playin' the Funk!
Jason Tracy Jason Tracy from Fort Wayne wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you so much Bernie for all the joy you music has given me and everyone around the world the world lost a little of its Funk today God Bless You
Bev Bev from Cleveland wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Bernie. I am so happy I got to hear your wonderful music at the Beachland Ballroom. It was an amazing night. Condolences to your family.
Alfonso Burney Alfonso Burney from Norfolk wrote on June 24, 2016:
From you, at the early age of 17, I learned to play the mood synthesizers and other keyboards. You will be missed greatly by all above. No one can replace the USS.Woo!!!!!! Long Live the Funk!!!!!!! Thank you Bernie for all you've done. And a Special Thank-You for the Autographed photo disc cover.
Bruce Irvin Bruce Irvin from CLEARWATER wrote on June 24, 2016:
They will be feeling da funk tonight!
Michael Stewart Michael Stewart from Richmond Va wrote on June 24, 2016:
I've been a Funkadelic fan going all the way back to Free your mind, Maggot Brain and America Eats it's young. Joyful process was the song that really put me onto Bernie in a major way. Here's hoping your transition was a Joyful Process. Fly on funkateer.
Randall Randall from Chicago wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thanks for the good times and memories! RIP Soldier of Sounds!!
Carole Pope Carole Pope wrote on June 24, 2016:
.Sending love and thanks for your musical brilliance from Carole Pope and Kevan Staples. We used to watch Bernie play at a club on Yonge St in Toronto and later with Nona H.
Daniel Lunn Daniel Lunn from Kansas City Kansas wrote on June 24, 2016:
R.I.P Brother Worrell. You gave the world so much great musicthat will last fforever.
Cathey Deponty Cathey Deponty from Saint Paul wrote on June 24, 2016:
The Gentleman Gave Us Serious Music With A Gentle Poke in The JazzyFunnyFunkyBones!Love from the Dance Floorโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™ก
Sam Sekaquaptewa Sam Sekaquaptewa from Phoenix wrote on June 24, 2016:
Rest in Peace brother Bernie. I thank you for your inspirational visionary music. Prayers to you and your family.
Chad A. Bryant Chad A. Bryant from Salt Lake City, UT wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you for the music, Mr. Worrell. Give 'em some funk in Heaven.
Alfredo bicho Vargas Alfredo bicho Vargas from Bogotรก, Colombia wrote on June 24, 2016:
Gracias por la mรบsica, maestro de maestros, lo que nos enseรฑaste nunca morirรก!
Shaunna Shaunna from San Francisco wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you for being the vessel, the scribe and the spirit, the funk is because of you, for which we owe you gratitude. Thank you for your generosity, for sharing your gifts with the world. Rest in eternal peace and love.
marzzz marzzz wrote on June 24, 2016:
Introduced to you by my Funky college roommate back in the late 70's, then reacquainted when you took up with my favorite 80's band Talking Heads. I had the opportunity on several occasions to meet you and the Mrs. at NAMM (Moog and DSI booths), and you were always as nice as you were talented. May your transition be smooth....
Jimmy Jimmy from Hamden, CT wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Mr. Worrell. Thank you for the decades of outstanding music. Your music brought a lot of people together. I know you are at another place jamming with other great musicians Jack Bruce, Glen Goins, Eddie Maggot Brain Hazel and many others.
Kate Kate from Gardencoty wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Doc. Thanks for all the great tunes!!!
eddyfreak eddyfreak from KauaiHawaii wrote on June 24, 2016:
REST EASY GREAT WIZARD and enjoy the ride on the MOTHER of all motherships. Eternal thanks for your boundless inspiration, and the MOST fUnKaLiCiOuS
LiCks & GrOOves to ever enter Earths atmosphere.
RUCKAZOID RUCKAZOID wrote on June 24, 2016:
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Stephanie Campbell Stephanie Campbell wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Bernie.
Tim Such Tim Such from Chatsworth wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Dr. Worrell- you healed me more times than I can count. Your music will be with us forever.
Trevor Trevor from Sacramento wrote on June 24, 2016:
Your music will always be treasured in my household.

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow. Rest In Peace Bernie.
James Hemingway James Hemingway from Columbia south wrote on June 24, 2016:
thank you for your analog love of music I appreciate your Gift
bill bill from Astoria, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
1974, Schools Stadium, Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ. I saw P-Funk and my life was changed forever. RIP Bernie aka The Key To The P. Your music will live on forever.
Lynn Marie Rusaw Lynn Marie Rusaw from Albuquerque wrote on June 24, 2016:
A great loss of a great man. I was blessed to have worked on the Bootsy Collins Unity tour with him. A true gift to the world.
Maximus Prime Maximus Prime from Circleville, Ohio wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Mr Worrell for your wonderful contribution to the Funk world. The universe will have a little less groove and swagger without you. RIP.
Take a ride on that Mothership.
Karl Doss Karl Doss from Richmond, VA wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Bernie for sharing your musical genius with the world. Your legacy is timeless and impact upon music is beyond measure. Fly on.
Joanne Halfacre Joanne Halfacre from Normal wrote on June 24, 2016:
Rest in paradise Bernie. Thanks for the funk. Prayers to your family. ?
Bryant Davis Bryant Davis wrote on June 24, 2016:
We are new friends. It is my honor and privilege to meet you and your lovely family. Rest in peace my friend.
Mike Mike from Babylon, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
I can't even describe how much I loved the sounds Bernie made. I saw him play with the Woo Warriors in Farmingdale NY about a decade ago and got to shake his hand. He was kind and humble. Over the years I saw him guide a new generation of funk in NYC with Deep Banana Blackout, Lettuce, Soulive, and other young musicians that looked to him as a forefather. Thank you Bernie. You are loved and missed already.
Karen Jones Karen Jones from San Francusco wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie your music lit my musical pathway. Thank you for your contributions to the Funk.
Darryl hayden Darryl hayden from Hampton va wrote on June 24, 2016:
Rest in peace Bernie fly on brother with love
Karen Palmer Karen Palmer from Brooklyn, NY wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you, Bernie for providing much of the soundtrack to my youth, and so many happy memories. You're joining quite an ensemble up there...I know Heaven's gonna be real funky now.
Randy Clere Randy Clere from Seattle wrote on June 24, 2016:
Dear Great Purple Spirit! You touched and graced us here on earth and beyond with your funkiness, joy and kindness. I feel especially blessed to have been alive during your 72 year sojourn on the planet.... As you dropped this mortal coil, you now are the infinite colors of all harmonies, melodies that stretch across the cosmos. R.I.P. Brother Worrell
Chris Sampson Chris Sampson from Houston wrote on June 24, 2016:
No way to describe how the loss feels I'm just grateful to Dr Woo for more than simply the music but also the example of being so humble and kind in the face of his greatness.
Steven Ivory Steven Ivory wrote on June 24, 2016:
The day before his transition, I was suddenly moved to listen to Parliament's "Aqua Boogie" and "Theme From The Black Hole," particularly to hear Bernie's phat moog bass lines. Today I now believe my urge to hear those grooves was Dr. Worrell waving farewell before his ascension. Thank you so very much, dear BW, for enhancing my life of listening here on earth. Much Love and everlasting peace.
Wayne carter Wayne carter from Petersburg, Va wrote on June 24, 2016:
Play on in Peace Bro' Bernie, We still hear Ya! And won't soon forget!
Morris Victor Morris Victor from Miami wrote on June 24, 2016:
Being Born of, and Raised on FUNK, my earliest memories are backed by a soundtrack that has Bernie's fingerprints splattered all over it. I shall morn you Ascension, I shall CELEBRATE. your life!!!Peaceful journey Bernie!!!
Gwen Fox Gwen Fox from Irvine wrote on June 24, 2016:
The beauty of your gift of memories will last a life time for each of us who enjoyed the Purple Funk Era. I Thank you Sir ? Sincerely, Gwen
XCyrius XCyrius from Lyon (France) wrote on June 24, 2016:
I don't remember when I listened "Bernie" first with Parliament-Funkadelic, but with Praxis, I discovered an extraordinary artist, since I became almost a French fan .
I could never forget that date, since it's the birthday of one of my childs.
My thoughts to his family, may he rest in peace.
Jeremy Rucinski Jeremy Rucinski from Saint Paul wrote on June 24, 2016:
Love always Bernie. You brought it and it shine in all you did.
Samuel Samuel from New Orleans wrote on June 24, 2016:
Tales of Kidd Funkadelic track changed my life! Peace Bernie WooWooWoo Worrell!
Michael Michael from Baltimore wrote on June 24, 2016:
May etrenal love carry you to the king of peace rest well ... in prayer to you and your family
STACY ADAMS JR STACY ADAMS JR from Kansas City wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP I ENJOYED YOU ALL MY LIFE!
Martha Martha wrote on June 24, 2016:
Celebrating you, your talents and your influence. Keep it funkehhh up there. You're in good company
Ryan T. Scott Ryan T. Scott from San Jose wrote on June 24, 2016:
Farewell brother Bernie. Your work and love lives on. Your spirit roams free in the cosmic purple fields of play
Andrew Rodriguez Andrew Rodriguez from Miami wrote on June 24, 2016:
Peaceful travels...........
ED WARNER II ED WARNER II from HOUSTON wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you Bernie .
It was a pleasure watch and listen to you play and an honor to have known you.
REST IN POWER !
TROY TROY from Los Angeles wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you, Bernie for all you gave humanity. Rest in Power.
Nairobi Nairobi from SinCity USA wrote on June 24, 2016:
Words aren't sufficient - Rest in P, my brother, and say 'hi' to Bugs for me.
Lonny Holbdy Lonny Holbdy from Pittsburgh wrote on June 24, 2016:
Sorry,
We lost so much to P-FUNK!
Lisa Flower Lisa Flower wrote on June 24, 2016:
Dear Bernie,
It meant so much to meet you, even if only for a brief moment in time. I will never forget your sweet spirit and smile! May you and your loved ones be free of any further suffering, and may your music and memory live on forever! We Love Woo!! Forever! \m/
Michael Batts Michael Batts from Hamden, Ct wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bassist for Sons Of Funk with Rico Lewis and also works at Toads Place, Ct. It was a pleasure meeting you and I wished you were well enough to perform in Wisconsin last Saturday. R.I.P. and thank you for your gift to the universe. Thank you too Miss Judy for sharing him.
Rev. June Juliet gatlin Rev. June Juliet gatlin from Beverly Hills wrote on June 24, 2016:
Celebrating Hon. Dr. G. Bernard Bernie Worrell ~ I saw My Cousin Daryl MoonThangski's Post re Departure of Keyboard Funkmeister today. Now Beloved Dr. Bernie Worrell absolutely BE stone funking Ubiquitous. Funking Omnipresent. Hallow. Yes! *FIP
https://youtu.be/sklyJbEXgMY ~ Reverent June Juliet Gatlin
Friday 24 June 2016 ~ 3:33 :) PM *FunkInPower
Denise Denise from Austin wrote on June 24, 2016:
You were fantastic and truly the #WizardOfWoo. I feel so fortunate that your music was a part of the fabric of my life. What a gift you gave us.
DB Chappell DB Chappell from Austin wrote on June 24, 2016:
From early on, it was the synth that hooked me in to sound. You hooked me in to some great sounds. Thanks Bernie.
Wendell Hussey Wendell Hussey from Memphis wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie, I am so blessed heard and wittness your awesome sprit. You are truly a amazing person and musician. The WOO was on the one and now with the One. Heaven has gained a great musical instrument and director. Thank you for being an musical inspiration to me and others. There will never be another one who could have the keys to the Mothership. R.I.P Bernie "Master Woo" Worrell
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. โค๏ธ
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!
gfm
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."
. #MUSICALGENIUS
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:
R.I.P-Funk
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!
Frankie DeLeon Frankie DeLeon wrote on June 24, 2016:
My Heart goes out to the Worrell Familia . Any one who knows music is well aware that Mr Worrell was the main source of the beauty of P-Funk and the underlying groove. Blacktronic Science is one of my favorite records any fan should own it . Many Blessings
Brother.
David Bell David Bell from Houston wrote on June 24, 2016:
Wow ,Awesome Jam Sessions Going On In Heaven , Rest On Woo !
Arno Beekman Arno Beekman from Amsterdam wrote on June 24, 2016:
funk...
Calvin Calvin from Memphis wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP MAGIC FINGERS!!!! YOU BROUGHT THE P FUNK FOR MANY YES!!! THANK YOU BROTHER
Mr Malibu Mr Malibu from Washington, DC wrote on June 24, 2016:
Had the opportunity of working with Bernie in Chocolate City! Only if you knew, magic on the keys and mind. R.I.P.
Michael Michael from North Vancouver wrote on June 24, 2016:
Bernie,
You opened my mind & ears to the sound of funk growing up, & I thank you for that. RIP
Federico Antin Federico Antin from Buenos Aires wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! It was a wonderful ride.
All my love and prayers for you, your family and friends.
Love,
Federico
Harry Helfant Harry Helfant from Redondo Beach wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thanks for the kickass music.
Tony Manuel Tony Manuel from Lexington, Ky wrote on June 24, 2016:
R.I.P Kid Funkadelic. Now you're a part of the universe making it a lot funkier.
Solomon Solomon from Eugene wrote on June 24, 2016:
God wanted to dance. I lov u brother
John John from Memphis wrote on June 24, 2016:
RIP Bernie....you were a musical genius .
kayo carter kayo carter from Compton wrote on June 24, 2016:
I LOVE ed your bassplaying
Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault wrote on June 24, 2016:
Love and Peace to Judie and thank you Bernie for being a friend, musical legend and beautiful human being.

Gi and Joe
Camille Camille from Monrovia, CA wrote on June 24, 2016:
I was a true funkateer ~ and still am......thanks to you Bernie! Your music defined my life! Rest in peace my dear friend ~ Job well done!
Tom Brown Tom Brown from Queens, New York wrote on June 24, 2016:
I didn't know Dr. Bernie, I am sure my late father in law knew him. Montego Joe was a master drummer.
Chicks Chicks from Chula Vista wrote on June 24, 2016:
THANK YOU for bringing so much beauty into our world Bernie. Your welcoming spirit and musical talent combined to make you funk's perfection. Your heart will be missed, but your love will rest here with us forever. Happy travels!
DANIEL PARIZEK DANIEL PARIZEK wrote on June 24, 2016:
Thank you for the music Bernie
ChefNik Thomas ChefNik Thomas from Columbus wrote on June 24, 2016:
REST IN MUSIC!!! Play in heaven with the greatest!!! PLAY ON!!?????
Phillip Hopewell Phillip Hopewell from Elyria wrote on June 24, 2016:
R.I.P. Bernie,
Your music has made us dance for many years, Thank You.
JOHN DILL JOHN DILL from DOWNINGTOWN wrote on June 24, 2016:
R.I.P. BERNIE CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY
sidfilmz sidfilmz wrote on June 22, 2016:
Bernie, thank you for giving your all! You are an inspiration.