The Estate of Buddy Miles and associated Literary Trust is deeply saddened by the passing of Sherrilae Chambers Miles the widow of the late Buddy Miles'. Sherrilae passed away shortly after midnight Monday January 14, 2013 from pneumonia and lingering heart complications that had progressively worsened over the past two years.
Sherrilae was a tremendously kind and joyous person who loved the arts and music as much as her late partner and spent the last 4 years serving as Executrix of his estate. In her spare time she supported and volunteered for the South by Southwest Music Festival, The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), and other organizations as she firmly believed in the importance of supporting the artistic community in Austin.
Her passion, love, and warmth will be greatly missed, but never be forgotten. The Literary Trust will continue with successor trustee Chealsea Dawn continuing Sherrilae's position within the Estate.
“Buddy was one of the great eclectic and powerful drummers in Rock and Soul Music. I was as much a fan of his singing as his playing. “You're the One (That I Adore)” from EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SKULL” is still one of my favorite cuts.”- Bonnie Raitt
“Buddy was, is and shall always be my friend...and the best drummer ever!!!”- Eddie Griffith
"Buddy was not only a great drummer but a beautiful human being. I miss him.”- John McLauglin
“Buddy was not only a hard hitting, energetic, power-packed, angry, loveable, Unstoppable Drummer, he was also my friend..." -Bootsy Collins