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.
Our brother Maurice White passed peacefully in his sleep this morning.The light is he, shining on you and me. pic.twitter.com/ppWTHKUyG6 — Earth, Wind & Fire (@EarthWindFire) February 4, 2016