Thursday, February 04, 2016

Maurice White Passed Away!

Maurice White
Famed singer Maurice White died today.

I am truly sadden by the latest news of a legend in R&B and funk music passing away.

The lead singer of the hit R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, who's voice led through the 1970-80s with his funky grooves like "September", "Shining Star", "Boogie Wonderland", "Can't Hide Love" and "After The Love Is Gone" passed away.

According to the group, White passed away in his sleep after fighting Parkinson's Disease.

Maurice White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. Maurice served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer (along with Philip Bailey). White won seven Grammys, and was nominated for 21 Grammys in total.

White was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was also individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Also known by his nickname Reese, he worked with several famous recording artists such as Deniece Williams, The Emotions, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.

World News Today send our condolences to the family of Maurice White.

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