Garry Shider of P-Funk Surrenders to Cancer


Garry Shider of P-Funk Surrenders to Cancer


He was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer earlier this year and passed away on Wednesday, June 16 at the age of 56.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Garry Shider has lost his battle with brain and lung cancer at the age of 56. The Parliament-Funkadelic longtime guitarist and singer was dubbed Diaper Man by fans for his penchant of wearing oversized diapers onstage.

Shider joined the funk legends in 1970 and first appeared on Funkadelic's 1971 album "Maggot Brain". He was still an active member of the group's touring collective up to his diagnosis.

The guitarist's voice can be heard behind band leader George Clinton's on the group's biggest hits and fan favorites, including "Can You Get to That" and "One Nation Under the Groove", which he also co-wrote.

In an online tribute to his longtime bandmate, Clinton writes, "Thank you, Garry for all you have done. Forever funkin' on!"

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