Legendary soul singer Bill Withers has died
Terribly sad news.
Bill Withers, the voice behind beloved soul songs such as 'Lean On Me,' has passed away due to heart complications. He was 81 years old.
Other major hits of the singer include 'Ain't No Sunshine,' 'Just The Two Of Us' and 'Lovely Day.'
Withers' family, made up of his wife Marcia and two children, released a statement on Friday confirming the sad news.
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other.
"As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones."