Maurice White, the founder of the US soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. He was 74.
The band sold more than 90 million albums, with hits including “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland.”
Its most successful period started with the 1975 album “That’s The Way of the World” and continued through the rest of the decade.
Rest in Peace Maurice White. The singer/songwriter was brother and bandmate to Verdine White in Earth, Wind & Fire. pic.twitter.com/Kd42pE0LYx— Bass Player Magazine (@BassPlayerNow) 5 Février 2016
Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band featuring the two White brothers of Maurice and Verdine, singer Philip Bailey and the distinctive horn section, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
White had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and is said to have died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
May Maurice White Rest in Peace. Thank you for giving us EARTH, WIND & FIRE… pic.twitter.com/tRX6oH1HJ7— TheUrbanMusicScene (@TheUrbanMusicSc) 4 Février 2016