Atlanta, GA – Friends and household piled into Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church on Monday (January 14) to say goodbye to drummer Omar “Marruchi” Phillips who lately handed away from congestive coronary heart failure.
The Atlanta native had performed with a plethora of notable acts, together with Usher, Mary J. Blige, Arrested Development, New Edition and Outkast. For a very long time, he was a member of Big Boi’s band and served as a home drummer and percussionist at Outkast’s Stankonia Studios.
Big Boi paid tribute to Phillips in an Instagram put up, which featured footage of the funeral.
“Rip @omarphillipsdrums #Sons of Thunder,” he wrote within the caption.
Arrested Development’s former enterprise affairs supervisor Gregg Adams had an in depth relationship with Phillips.
“Omar was a gorgeous soul who gave greater than he obtained,” Adams instructed RealStreetRadio. “I can’t consider he’s gone. But on the optimistic aspect, the jam upstairs simply received means funky.”
Tasha LaRae, singer for Arrested Development, remembers somebody who was all the time urging her to comply with her goals.
“Omar was a really encouraging individual,” she stated to DX. “I keep in mind sharing numerous concepts I had for my music and locations I dreamed of performing, and he would constantly push me to go for it. He believes laborious. He liked his household, pals, friends and music.
“He noticed the most effective in individuals and made certain to cheer you up should you have been feeling down. He will really be missed by anybody who’s ever had the pleasure of crossing his path. May he Rest In Peace.”
Phillips was 48.