Earth, Wind and Fire drummer Fred White has died on the age of 67.
The musician passed away on Sunday (01.01.23), with his brother, Verdine White, announcing the news by a enlighten on social media.
Alongside photos of Fred taking part in the drums, Verdine wrote on Instagram: “Dearest Family Traffic and Followers…..Our family is saddened on the fresh time With the loss of an out of this world and proficient family member, Our cherished brother Frederick Eugene “Freddie” White. [prayer, heart and drum emojis] (sic)”
Verdine therefore acknowledged that his brother will join Earth, Wind and Fire critical person Maurice White, lead vocalist Roland Bautista and extinct manager Monte Keith White “in heaven”.
He wrote: “He joins our brothers Maurice, Monte and Ronald in heaven and is now drumming with the angels! Child protege, member of the EWF ORIGINAL 9, with gold files on the young age of 16 years extinct! He changed into as soon as brother number 4 in the family lineup.
“Nevertheless more than that at home and former he changed into as soon as the sparkling bro that changed into as soon as continuously nice looking and delightfully mischievous! And we may per chance per chance also continuously rely on him to do a apparently unfriendly field more lighthearted! (sic)”
Verdine added: “He’ll dwell in our hearts for ever, relaxation in vitality cherished Freddie!! We thank you all to your admire, blessings and toughen at present. Wing excessive infant bro, we admire you to the lustrous and support! (sic)”
Lenny Kravitz therefore paid a glowing tribute to Fred in the comments portion.
The 58-12 months-extinct critical person admitted to being influenced by the slack musician, who also conducted drums on Donny Hathaway’s ‘Are dwelling’ album.
He wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “Sending my admire and deepest condolences to you and the family. I changed into as soon as blessed to enjoy been in his presence and blessed to enjoy been influenced by him. An ethical king. Relaxation in vitality.”