And we lose another great in the music industry.
Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in his sleep Thursday morning. Maurice died in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition had deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point he was forced to stop touring with the band in 1994.
Earth, Wind and Fire had a series of hits including September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star and After the Love has Gone.
Remember this? We all do!
In 2000, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Maurice was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
Maurice’s brother, Verdine, is also a band member.
Although Maurice wasn’t touring, he remained involved in the decisions regarding the band.
Maurice was 74.