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funkyone
08-06-2010, 01:17 PM
Hearing the sad news via Mudbone Cooper, no details as of yet.

GeeTee(HPK)
08-06-2010, 01:19 PM
Nothing posted on wikipedia yet. I hope it's not true. :(

ladymystique
08-06-2010, 01:21 PM
I heard the same thing funkyone.

GeeTee(HPK)
08-06-2010, 01:26 PM
It's true. :( R.I.P.

ladyvanaye
08-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Aw heck, RIP Catfish. :( God Bless.

ladymystique
08-06-2010, 11:05 PM
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-1413-catfish-collins-1944-2010.html

ladymystique
08-07-2010, 12:13 AM
Another news article

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20100806/ENT03/308070007/

splanky
08-07-2010, 06:16 AM
I feel bad for Bootsy and the family. Damn. Catfish will be missed...

jtf1972
08-07-2010, 09:09 PM
God Bless, Catfish. RIP. :(

kevgo
08-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Condolences to William "Bootsy" Collins and the family. A great loss.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

chidrummer
08-10-2010, 11:05 PM
A message to that effect was left for me by a mutual friend. I knew he wasn't well for some time. I'll see if I can get more details soon.

chidrummer
08-11-2010, 10:02 PM
Well, it looks as though Phelps died from pancreatic cancer. He'd been fighting it for some time. Those who knew him are really devastated and, of course, that goes double for the immediate family. I'm told Wilbert Longmire offered to play at the funeral. No word on whether the family accepted his offer. It seems Phelps wished to be cremated so I would expect that's what will happen.

A tribute to him is already in the works and scheduled for Sept. 4 at Madison Theater, just over the river in Covington KY. Members of P-Funk, The Rubberband and the JB's are all expected to be there. Something smaller and more private is also in the works. Phelps was still in touch with a small group of local musicians back in Cincinnati. They are all just heartbroken. Those who talked to him just a few weeks ago were still not prepared for his passing. It goes without saying, he'll be greatly missed by many.

randy_russi
08-12-2010, 01:55 PM
I met both he and Bootsy when they played for James Brown and were riding in the
back of my brother's '59 Ford. Sad news for sure!