Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White dies
The star of soul group Earth, Wind and Fire, Maurice White, has died at the age of 74. His brother Verdine White, who was also in the band, confirmed the news, saying that Maurice “passed away peacefully last night in his sleep.” The singer suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and his condition was said to be getting worse over recent months. The band had a string of big hits in the 70s and 80s, including Boogie Wonderland, September and Shining Star, songs that we are big fans of here at UKMums.tv. The nine-piece band has sold over 90 million albums worldwide and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
White had worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Cher, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond and many tributes have been made to the singer songwriter on Twitter by stars such as CeeLo Green and Randy Jackson. In a touching tribute, Earth, Wind and Fire tweeted “our brother Maurice White passed peacefully in his sleep this morning. The light is he, shining on you and me”.