Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins has passed away. His death was confirmed by fellow Bootsy Collins.
Collins announced the sad news on Twitter. “Prayers going out to Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins’s family & friends,” he wrote. “We lost his frequency today 3-17-23. He was an original Parliament/Funkadelic inducted in the RHOF. We will miss u my friend, bandmate & Soul brother! Thx u for your guidance in my pup years. Bootsy baby!”
George Clinton also went on social media to mourn the death and remember the life of Haskins. “We are saddened to announce the passing of an original Parliament-Funkadelic member Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins (born June 8, 1941- March 17, 2023).
The tribute to Haskins continued on Clinton’s website, where he spoke about his contributions to the group. “Fuzzy wrote and co-wrote some of the Funkadelic’s earliest classics, including ‘I Got A Thing’ and ‘I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You.”
It went on to say, “He was a good drummer as well, as he proved on ‘Can You Get To That,’ which he also co-wrote. Some of Fuzzy’s best vocals appeared on Funkadelic’s 1972 LP America Eats Its Young, most notably on ‘Ms. Lucifers Love.’”
The death of Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins comes a year after the death of Calvin Simmons, who passed away in January 2022 at age 79.
We will keep the family and friends of Haskins in our thoughts and prayers.