`Earth, Wind & Fire` founder passes away at 74

London, Feb. 5(ANI): Singer Maurice White, who founded the classic 1969 band Earth, Wind & Fire has passed away at the age of 74 at his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, the deceased’s brother Verdine said that his hero and best friend had died peacefully in his sleep, adding that his family has asked that their privacy should be respected, the Independent reports.

White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the late 1980s, which led him to eventually stop touring. However, he retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.

It is being said that the ‘Let’s Groove’ hit-maker’s health had reportedly deteriorated in recent months.

Born in 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, the late singer had worked with several famous recording artists including Deniece Williams, musical group ‘The Emotions’, singers Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.(ANI)

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