Photo of Maurice WHITE and EARTH WIND & FIRE; Maurice White

Echoes/Redferns

The founder of the legendary music group has lost his battle with Parkinson's disease.

Lauren Porter
Feb, 04, 2016

Maurice White, founder of the band, Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.

The Associated Press reports the news of his passing as confirmed by his brother Verdine White who said the musician died in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday.

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White was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and in 1995 he announced that he would no longer tour or perform with the group. Earth, Wind & Fire is known for timeless hits like "September," "Boogie Wonderland," "Shining Star" and "After the Love is Gone."

White was with the group when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He was 74.