American singer-songwriterDied when: 74 years 46 days (889 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and arranger.He was the founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
White served as the band's main songwriter, record producer and co-lead singer with Philip Bailey.White has been described as a "visionary" by Vibe and a "mastermind" by Variety.
He was nominated for a total of 22 Grammys, of which he won seven.White was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was also inducted individually into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
White worked with several other famous recording artists, including Deniece Williams, Cher, the Emotions,Barbra Streisand, Ramsey Lewis and Neil Diamond.