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Musician Bernard Wright Passes Away at 58, Fans Pay Tribute

The Dallas Funk, Jazz, and R&B performer Bernard Wright is no longer with us. He died at the age of 58. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the musician. Continue reading to know more about the cause of his death.

More details about Bernard’s death

The Jazz singer Bernard Wright passed away on May 19, 2022, at the age of 58. The news of his death was shared by William S. Patterson on the social media platform Facebook. As of now, the cause of the singer’s death has not been disclosed.

William announced the tragic news of Bernard’s passing on behalf of his family and he wrote, “On behalf of the family of Bernard Wright (Nard), we are saddened to announce that yesterday, Bernard has been called home to the Most High.”

Patterson further added, “Many thanks for everyone’s support, encouragement, and prayers for Nard throughout the years. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Our hearts are heavy and our faith is strong.” He concluded by saying, “To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord! LOVE! Rest In Power, Nard.”

Bernard was the godson of Roberta Flack

The Veteran singer Roberta confirmed that Bernard was her godson on Twitter. She was disheartened by his passing away and she expressed her grief and sorrow on social media.

Roberta wrote, “Last night, my godson and former musical director, Bernard Wright, passed away suddenly. I loved Bernard very much and believed deeply in his talent. His loss is heartbreaking.”

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Bernard’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to him on the social media platform Twitter. They flooded Twitter with loads of messages.

One user wrote, “RIP Bernard Wright. He was a keyboard prodigy as a child. And an accomplished musician throughout his career. He was first known as just Roberta Flack’s son before carving out a career of his own. His song Hoboglatrobin was sampled in Snoops G’z and Hustlers.#IncenseNashtrays.”

Another user tweeted, “RIP Bernard Wright (November 16, 1963 – May 19, 2022) Thinking of his mum Roberta Flack and the rest of his family at this immensely difficult time.”

Followed by a user who penned, “I’m broken-hearted to hear that Bernard Wright has passed away. I loved loved loved that ‘Nard album SO hard. His music was a huge influence on me. “Who Do You Love” ALONE shaped so much of how I approach writing/recording/arranging. R.I.P. to this king.”

Another one wrote, “RIP Southside Queens royalty Bernard Wright. I interviewed him several times, and he was incredibly kind. His late mentor, the equally talented and brilliant Don Blackman, gave me this photo of ‘Nard from the mid 1980s.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of the artist. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Bernard Wright during this difficult time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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