Maurice White’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 19, 1941

Death Date

Feb 3, 2016

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Parkinson's Disease


Soul Singer

The soul singer Maurice White died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Grammy Award-winning musician best remembered as the co-founder and frontman of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He collaborated with many artists, including Neil Diamond.

He had two brothers, Verdine and Fred. He was romantically linked to singers Chaka Khan and Deniece Williams before marrying Marilyn White. He had three children. 



I started EWF because I had a vision, and music was playing in my head that I wanted to bring through. What I had in mind was exactly what Earth, Wind & Fire became.


I have learned that music helps a lot of people survive, and they want songs that can give them something – I guess you could call it hope.


I don’t really listen to contemporary R&B with an ear for hearing my influence. Music is a spirit unto itself, and all of us musicians influence each other all along the chain.


Music is always a creative process that comes from the heart. It’s a feeling, a vibration, that we ride on.


I traveled with the band for five years with Parkinson’s.