Edwards, Rogers, Forty Years discussed on Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
After the show edwards returned to their hotel telling rogers he just needed to rest. It was the last time they spoke bernard edwards was found dead the following morning the autopsy determined. He had died of pneumonia. Edwards was forty years. Old nile rodgers was devastated at the loss of his longtime friend and sheikh collaborator. It would not be the last time he lost a musical appear in two thousand and three drummer tony thompson succumbed to renal cancer just three days before his forty ninth birthday nile himself endured a twenty ten diagnosis of prostate cancer. But amazingly more than a decade after that diagnosis he remains both alive and sober. And it's a good thing. Rogers lived to see the last quarter century since bernard edwards pasic. It has not been a quiet..