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Fred White, former drummer for Earth, Wind, and Fire, died at the age of 67. Says Brother

Fred White, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 as a member of the Chicago-based band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 67, according to his family.

Verdine White, Fred’s brother, announced his death on Instagram on Sunday.

“Today, our family is saddened by the loss of an amazing and talented family member,” Verdine said. “He now drums with the angels alongside our brothers Maurice, Monte, and Ronald in heaven.”

White, born in Chicago in 1955, was also well-known for his collaborations with other legendary artists, such as Diana Ross.

Maurice White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in Chicago in 1969. According to Pitchfork, Fred White joined the band soon after and remained an active member until the early 1980s.

White performed with the band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland in 2000.

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