Legendary Singer Maurice White Has Past Away At The Age Of 74

Legendary Singer  Maurice White Has Past Away At The Age Of 74
Legendary Singer  Maurice White Has Past Away At The Age Of 74 
BHR Hollywood Reports.......... Maurice White the iconic singer died in his sleep Thursday morning after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

"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
 "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."

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
 The band's most successful period started with the 1975 album "That's The Way of The World" and continued through the rest of the decade. Other hits included "Serpentine Fire," ''That's the Way of the World" and a cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life."

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.”

BHR Wishes Condolences To The Friends And Family Of Maurice White