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Maurice White Dead - Earth, Wind, & Fire Founder Dies at 74

Maurice White Dead - Earth, Wind, & Fire Founder Dies at 74

Maurice White, one of the founding members of the legendary group Earth, Wind, & Fire, has died at age 74.

The singer passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning (February 4) in Los Angeles.

Maurice has been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1992 and his condition has worsened recently, according to TMZ. He stopped touring with the group in 1994 as the disease progressed.

In recent years, Maurice still was involved in the decisions for the band even though he hasn’t been performing with them. Earth, Wind, and Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and they are also known for being the first African-American act to sell out the famous Madison Square Garden.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Maurice‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • John

    May he Rest In Peace.

  • Haven

    Shining star. Rest in peace, MW.

  • shoes4life

    Another great talent gone. RIP Maurice.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    #rip

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  • xica

    Time goes by. RIP Maurice. I still love the september song

  • siennagold

    So many celebs passing away for lately. RIP Maurice. Luv the songs Fantasy and September when I was a kid.