This is Clay Cane. Fred White, a drummer for the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, has reportedly passed away.
He was 67. Verdine White, the musician’s older brother and former bandmate, posted on Instagram on January 1 about his sibling’s death, “Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie’ White.” Specific details surrounding White’s death were not made immediately clear. With Earth, Wind & Fire, after starting as a solo artist, Fred White won six Grammys and was nominated a total of 13 times. In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Most recently, White worked on Diana Ross’ 2021 album Thank You.
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