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Chic's Nile Rodgers on death and cancer

Musician Nile Rodgers has told BBC HARDtalk about the loss of his best friend and Chic co-founder Bernard Edwards in 1996 and his own recovery from cancer.

Mr Rodgers said his friend Bernard was a voice of reason, while he could be a "crazy, reckless guy just writing music".

"Now I don't have a voice of reason around me, I don't have anyone to help me stay on track," he said, adding: "Now I have to try and play both roles. And that's really, really difficult because intrinsically I am the guy that I am. And I think about art in a very wacky way."

Chic was responsible for several enduring disco hits including Le Freak, We are Family and Everybody Dance.

You can watch the full interview at 0830, 1430 and 2030 GMT on Wednesday 1 April on BBC World News and at 0030 BST on Thursday 2 April on the BBC News Channel.

  • 01 Apr 2015
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