Bunny-Sigler-Obituary

Bunny Sigler

1941 - 2017 (Age 76)

Obituary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, has died.

His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart attack Friday at his home outside Philadelphia. He was 76.

Sigler worked with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in developing a genre that blended soul, funk and big band styles, and cemented the city in the country's musical landscape with its lush horn ensembles and smooth vocals.

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Gamble said Sigler was one of the most talented songwriters and producers he ever worked with, and "more importantly, he was like family to us."

As a performer, Sigler was known for such hits as "Let the Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good)."

In a 2008 interview with National Public Radio, Gamble said he, Huff and Sigler also performed background vocals on some of their songs, including the chart-topping "If You Don't Know Me by Now," recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

His career spanned decades and saw collaborations with acts as varied as Patti LaBelle and Jay-Z.

Sigler "spent his life using his talents to bring love and joy to others and for that we are all grateful!" LaBelle tweeted.

Remick said he worked right up to the end, posting songs and music videos on his YouTube channel as recently as August even as health issues kept him hospitalized for long stretches of time.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, and two children.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Just saw you passed on the Grammys In Memoriam and was shocked and saddened. My condolences to your family.

Bunny will surely be miss I had pleasure of working with him in 1981in his home in West Philly Winfield area in the basement of his home at that time I was with a group call chill factor he truly was great producer and again we all will miss him.

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man who was a staple piece in Philly history. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Sorry for your loss,losing a loved one is never easy .may your pain be eased by God's comfort promise there be a time when we never have to suffer such a loss.- John 6:40

Rest in Peace Bunny. Thanks for the music. God
Bless. Love Marsha

My sincere condolences at times such as this,few words of comfort maybe all that you can bear,so rely on God of all comfort and he will comfort you every morning in times of distress Isaiah 33:2.

Martha,Debra & I are so sorry to hear about Bunny. I saw him twice over the years & we had talk asking about you & Butch.those days going to the drive-in movie with you & Bunny. that was so nice of you guys to drag Butch & I along. miss the old days with you guys, God Bliss you. Carlos Gay from 24th st

Rest In Peace Mr. Bunny, you were a nice man. I didn't know you from a can of paint and my mother in law passed and I asked you to sing at her funeral and you were there bright and early singing your rendition of the 23rd Song. Thank you for your kindness.

Bunny& wife,Joey Temple

May you rest in peace.the gates of heaven are. Awaiting for your arrival.you have earned your wings.this is last photo i took of you,joey and your wife.it was blessing to have known you .along with my sis.Mikki farrow.(songwriter)producer also.