Rosalind “Mallia” Franklin vocalist with the P-Funk collective and original member of Parlet, passed away this past weekend at the age of 57.

Mallia known as the “Queen of Funk” was quite instrumental in defining the P-Funk sound as well as making key introductions of musicians Bootsy Collins and Junie Morrison to George Clinton. Mallia made an appearance in the Prince film Graffiti Bridge and collaborated with artists such as Snoop Dogg.