The founder of legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire, Maurice White has passed away at the age of 74. White died in his sleep on Feb. 4. Many reports sre stating that White suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and it only became worse In recent months.
The band sold over 90 million albums during their run, with hits like “September,” “Shining Star,” and “Reasons” becoming classics among soul and funk fans alike.
Vernine White, brother and bandmate to Maurice, released a statement following the news of Maurice’s death, “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.”