Jazz singer Bernard Wright sadly passed away on May 19, 2022, and many are just learning that he was the grandson of the notable musician Roberta Flack.
His death was announced by William S. Patterson on Facebook. At the time of writing, the singer’s cause of death has not been announced.
Bernard’s music is sampled by some of the biggest names in music, including Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J.
Bernard Wright dies
William shared the tragic news of Bernard’s death on behalf of his family.
He wrote: “On behalf of the family of Bernard Wright (Nard), it is with regret that we have to announce that Bernard was called home to the Most High yesterday.”
“Thank you for all of the support, encouragement and prayers for Nard over the years. Please keep your thoughts and prayers with the family at 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.”
HITC extends its condolences to the family and friends of Bernard Wright at this difficult time.
He was the godchild of Roberta Flank
Roberta confirmed on Twitter that Bernard was indeed her godchild.
Devastated by the news, the veteran singer wrote: “Last night my godson and former music director Bernard Wright passed away suddenly. I loved Bernard very much and believed in his talent. His loss is heartbreaking.”
Bernard kept his private life away from the eyes of the media. He was just active Facebook. His official site reveals that he married Anita Chambers in 2021.
Some of Bernard’s notable albums include Nard, funky beat, Mr Wrightand resh anthems.
Honors pour in
Bernard’s music industry colleagues and fans around the world are devastated to learn of his passing. They paid tribute to him on Twitter.
Feminist Jones tweeted: “Much too young!!! No lie, I play Who Do You Love? almost every day. I choreographed a fashion show segment to this song in college.”
“First Vangelis and now Bernard Wright. “Nard’s albums have changed my life. Monstrous creativity, heaviest grooves and still the best chords I’ve ever heard.” added Jonti.
A fan’s tweet read: “A legend has risen. Rest in Power Bernard Wright”
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/05/21/roberta-flack-bernard-wright/ Roberta Flack’s godson Bernard Wright dies aged 58