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Bootsy Collins' brother passes away

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The brother and guitarist to many of Bootsy Collins' hits has passed away.

Phelps "Catfish" Collins passed away Friday after battling cancer. He was 66.

Catfish Collins and his younger brother Bootsy was considered one of the architects of funk, along with James Brown. He was the guitarist on Parliament-Funkadelic classics like "Flashlight", and James Brown's "Sex Machine," and recently reteamed with Bootsy to perform on the soundtrack for the movie Superbad.

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