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Original guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic dead at 56

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Garry Shider, the legendary guitarist of Parliament-Funkadelic, has died at the age of 56. He was diagnosed lung and brain cancer in March.

Fans knew him as "Diaper Man" for the large diaper he wore on stage.

George Clinton and the P-Funk will be performing on the main stage at Riverbend tonight.

Channel 3 checked with officials at Riverbend and learned that it will not affect Thursday night's performance. Shider was not part of this current group.

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