Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins, an original member of Parliament-Funkadelic and a singer known for his wild stage antics, has died at the age of 81. No cause of death has yet been shared.
Haskins’ former bandmates George Clinton and Bootsy Collins confirmed the news yesterday (March 17), sharing personal tributes to the performer. Clinton wrote on Instagram, “We are saddened to announce the passing of an original Parliament Funkadelic member Clarence Eugene ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins (born June 8, 1941-March 17th, 2023).” In a followup Facebook post, Clinton wrote, “Fly on” while sharing a link to a mini-documentary on Haskins titled Give Up the Fuzz.
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Collins posted, “Prayers going out to Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins’ family and friends. We lost his frequency today … We will miss u my friend, bandmate & Soul brother! Thx u for ur guidance in my pup years.”
Prayer's going out to Clarence…