Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire, 1941-2016

February 5, 2016 9:10 AM

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Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire, 1941-2016

(CNN) -- Maurice White, the Earth, Wind & Fire leader and singer who co-wrote such hits as "Shining Star," "Sing a Song" and "September," has died, according to his brother, EWF bassist Verdine White.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White said in a Facebook post. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changi...

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