Bernie Worrell, a founding member of Parliament – Funkadelic and later backing singer for Talking Heads, has lost his battle with lung cancer at age 72.
Worrell made 10 albums with Funkadelic, over a dozen with Parliament and another dozen solo records as well contributing to albums by Talking Heads and Jerry Harrison’s solo ‘The Red and the Black’.
Bernie was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in January 2016 but just last month his wife Judie posted that the “tumor had grown” and that it was a “very difficult time for him”.
On June 16, Judie asked Bernie’s close friends to visit him to say goodbye.
Bernie Worrell died at his home in Everson, Washington.
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