Earth, Wind & Fire founder dies aged 74.
2016 is turning out to be a year of tragedies as we say goodbye to yet another legend of the entertainment industry; Maurice White, the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed away at the age of 74 following a near 30-year struggle with Parkinson's disease.
[L-R] Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire
White informed the public of his illness in 2000, the same year the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though he had been struggling with symptoms for at least ten years before that and even retired from touring due to exhaustion and complications with his health. Now though, he has succumbed, passing away peacefully in his sleep at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday night (February 3rd 2016).
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