On Thursday February 4th 2016, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White announced via his Facebook page that his brother, MAURICE WHITE (pictured left), the co-founder of the long-running soul and funk band had died aged 74. Memphis-born Maurice had been battling with Parkinson’s disease since 1992 and hadn’t toured with the group since 1995.
Verdine wrote on his FB post:
My Dearest Facebook Family, Friends and Fans.
My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep.
While the world has lost another great musician, visionary and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult life changing transition in our lives.
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.
Much Love to everyone!!
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