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Fred White, Earth, Wind & Fire drummer, dies at 67

Fred White drummer for the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire has died, He was 67.

His Brother Verdine White posted on Instagram:

"Dearest Family Friends and Fans..... Our family is saddened today," his brother and fellow Earth, Wind & Fire SunWith the loss of an amazing and talented family member, Our beloved brother Frederick Eugene "Freddie" White. He joins our brothers Maurice, Monte and Ronald in heaven and is now drumming with the angels!"

He continued:  “Child protégé, member of the EWF ORIGINAL 9, with gold records at the young age of 16 years old! He was brother number 4 in the family lineup."

"But more than that at home and beyond he was the wonderful bro that was always entertaining and delightfully mischievous! And we could always count on him to make a seemingly bad situation more light hearted!"

"He will live in our hearts forever, rest in power beloved Freddie!! We thank you all for your love, blessings and support at this time. Soar high baby bro, we love you to the shining [stars] and back!" 

He was one of the early members of Earth, Wind, & Fire. He previously played drums on Donny Hathaway’s Live Album. Our sincere condolences to the family.

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