Maurice White


Age: 74

session drummer and founder of the rhythm-and-blues funk band Earth, Wind & Fire that fused together R&B, gospe, funk, soul, and African sounds and produced numerous hits including Shining Star, Boogie Wonderland, and September when the Grammy-winning band was founded in 1969 after he moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, who stopped touring with the band in 1994 owing to health issues but remained active in the songwriting and production of the group's music and was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Cause of Death: Complications from Parkinson's disease

Born: December 19, 1941

Died: February 3, 2016

Los Angeles, California