Earth, Wind & Fire Icon Maurice White Dead At 74 2016 In Review

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(Radio.com) The sad news that Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74 was a top 16 story from Feb 2016: White served as the iconic band's primary songwriter and co-lead singer. He was the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White.

The group was famous for their many hits including "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World," "Devotion," "Reasons," "Sing a Song," "Can't Hide Love," and "September."

White was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the early '90s, and stopped touring with the band in 1994. Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and are set to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the GRAMMY Awards. Read the original report here.

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