Legendary Singer Maurice White Has Past Away At The Age Of 74
|Legendary Singer Maurice White Has Past Away At The Age Of 74|
"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 reports.
|Singer Maurice White|
Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band centered featuring the two White brothers, singer Philip Bailey and the distinctive horn section, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
|Maurice White And Earth , Wind And fire|
Chris Rock tweeted his condolences Thursday with a photo of White and the lyrics, "You can't hide love." Nile Rogers called White "one of the most amazing innovators of all time" on the social media platform, while Diane Warren said "this world just got a lot less soulful."
Mr. White and his band’s expansive sound were a big influence on generations of funk, soul and hip-hop acts to follow. In a tweet Thursday evening, Questlove, the drummer for the Roots and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” said: “Maurice was everything ….. Everything.”