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    Funk brother eddie willis r.i.p.

    So sorry and sad to report the passing of Funk Brother guitar legend Eddie "Chank" Willis. Eddie had been ailing for many years and is now pain free. I had the privilege of celebrating with Eddie the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Hollywood Walk of Fame honor. Eddie was so happy and on Cloud 9. Condolences to Rose and the Willis family... Name:  _ENT9497-SMILE.jpg
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    Last edited by StuBass1; 08-20-2018 at 02:00 PM.

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    Very sad. Is there confirmation of this please?

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    Ohh sad news for us. Rest in Peace

  4. #4
    Another legend has gone on. Rest in Peace Mr. Willis. Thank you for all of the great music.

    Marv

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    So sorry to hear. Rest in power.

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    So sad to hear about this. RIP Eddie Willis (and thanks for sharing Stubass1).

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    RIP Eddie. Thank you for the music.

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    I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to "Chank" a few times.
    R I P
    Chank was great to talk to.

    edafan

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    Actually slight correction in order from Brian McCollums Free Press report. Original Funk Brother Jack Ashford is still alive (as well as Joe Messina) and doing well.
    Last edited by StuBass1; 08-20-2018 at 05:39 PM.

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    Glad he was able to be there for the Star on the Walk Of Fame. RIP, Mr. Willis, and thank you for all the music!

  11. #11
    Very sad news.

    But as others have said, his music will live on!

    Thank you Eddie.

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/...T_RID=87860378



    Cheers

    Paul
    Last edited by bradburger; 08-23-2018 at 09:28 AM.

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    Rest in peace Eddie and thank you for the music!

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