Fuzzy Haskins, an original member of Parliament-Funkadelic and a singer known for his wild stage antics, passed away at the age of 81. No cause of death has yet been shared.
Haskins’ former bandmates George Clinton and Bootsy Collins confirmed the news on March 17 2023, 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).”
Fuzzy Haskin’s former bandmate Bootsy Collins tweeted, “Prayer’s going out to Clarence ‘Fuzzys’ Haskins family & friends. We lost his frequency today 3-17- 23. He was an original Parliament/Funkadelic inducted into the RHOF. We will miss u my friend, bandmate & Soul brother! Thx u for ur guidance in my pup years. Bootsy baby!!!”
Fuzzy Haskins is responsible for several major Funkadelic hits, including “I Get a Thing” and “I Wanna Know if It’s Good to You.” “He was a good drummer as well, as he proved on ‘Can You Get To That,’ which he also co-wrote,” according to a writeup on Clinton’s website.