The VIPP Report: Earth, Wind & Fire’s founding member Maurice White dies at the age of 74

Maurice White (C) reacts to the crowd as his group

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Maurice White (C) reacts to the crowd as his group, Earth, Wind and Fire, are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 15th annual induction ceremony 06 March 2000 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Louisville

Maurice White, the founding member of the multi-Grammy award winning group Earth, Wind & Fire has died.  According to his brother Verdine White, Maurice died at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The band’s many hits included “September,” ”Shining Star,” a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

The Memphis, TN native was 74.

*Note- EW&F will be in Louisville along with Chicago on Tuesday, March 29th at the KFC Yum! Center.

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