Fred White, the former drummer of Earth, Wind & Fire, had died aged 67, his family have announced.
Earth, Wind & Fire’s Fred White dies
Percussionist Fred White of the trailblazing Chicago-based band Earth, Wind & Fire is dead at 67.
“Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, Our beloved brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie, White,” his brother Verdine White posted on Instagram on Monday.
Verdine White, a founding member and bass player for the Grammy-winning band started in 1969, said “brother number 4 in the family lineup” was now “drumming with the angels”.
While Verdine called his brother a founding member of the band in his tribute, the late percussionist was not credited on any Earth, Wind and Fire records until 1974.