Seventies mega group Earth Wind & Fire just lot their founder and leader, Maurice White. He died in Los Angeles. He was 74. He died in his sleep overnight.
White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s. The group went sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, displaying a flashy and eclectic musical style that incorporated his influences from growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the influential Chicago music labels Chess and Okeh.
The band, known for hits like “September”, “Shining Star”, and “Boogie Wonderland,”
Verdine White posted the following message on the group’s Facebook page:
“My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. 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.”