Maurice White

Maurice White Passes Away At 74

It’s with a heavy heart that I report, Maurice White, the founder of the legendary band, Earth, Wind, & Fire, passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning. He was 74.

Via TMZ:

Maurice died in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point he was forced to stop touring in with the band 1994.

The band had a string of hits, including “Shining Star,” “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” and “After the Love has Gone.”
Maurice’s brother, Verdine, is also a band member.

Although Maurice wasn’t touring, he remained involved in the decisions involving the band.

Verdine White took to Facebook to announce his brother’s passing.



Ice Cream Convos extends our deepest condolences, love, and prayers to the White and EWF family during this difficult time.


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