Maurice White, co-founder of legendary soul music group Earth, Wind & Fire has passed away.
According to TMZ.com White died in Los Angeles after a long and hard battle with Parkinson’s disease.
White was diagnosed with the disorder back in 1992. In 1994 his condition caused him to stop touring with his band.
After living with the condition for over 20 years, his health worsened in recent months. White remained involved with many of the band’s decision making, although he was no longer touring with the group .
The band is best known for catchy and soulful hits including “Shining Star,” “September,” “Reasons,” and “Boogie Wonderland. ”
In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The group won a total of six Grammys.
Maurice White was 74.
Metro looks back at some of the band's hit songs and remembers a soul music legend.