Fred White’s brother said on Monday that the drummer died at the age of 67.
Former drummer of Earth, Wind & Fire Fred White has died at the age of 67. White’s brother and the rest of the band announced his death on Monday.
Born in Chicago in 1955, White won six Grammy Awards with Earth, Wind & Fire during his career. White founded the band Maurice-with his brother in 1969. Maurice White died in 2016.
– Our family is saddened today by the loss of an amazing and talented family member, White’s brother Verdine says in an Instagram post. Verdine played bass on Earth, Wind & in Fire.
– He joins our brothers Maurice, Monten and Ronald’s join the ranks in heaven and now play the drums with the angels!
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White’s cause of death has not been released.
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most successful bands of all time. Its albums have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The band was at the peak of its popularity in the 1970s. Its most popular songs include, among others September (1978), Boogie Wonderland (1979) and Let’s Groove (1981).
White left Earth, Wind & Fire in the 1980s. During his career, White also worked with other artists, such as soul singers by Deniece Williams and Donny Hathawaywith
White was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.