Maurice White, the founder of Earth Wind and Fire, a band that sold more than 90 million albums, has died at the age of 74. The cause was Parkinsons.
“My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. “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.”
Dear 2016: Please stop taking our musicians. More details at Billboard.