Earth, Wind and Fire Drummer Fred White Dead at 67: ‘Drumming with the Angels’


Earth, Wind and Fire’s Fred White has died at 67 years old. Fred’s brother and individual gathering part, bass guitarist Verdine White, declared the misfortune on Instagram Sunday.

His reason for death has not been unveiled. “Dearest Family Companions and Fans…..Our family is disheartened today With the deficiency of an astonishing and capable relative, Our adored brother Frederick Eugene “Freddie” White.🙏🏾🙏🏾💔💔🥁🥁,” Verdine composed close by pictures of Fred playing the drums and presenting with the 6-time Grammy-winning gathering.

Verdine referred to EWF star Maurice White and lead singer Roland Bautista, who died in 2016 and 2012 separately, alongside previous chief Monte Keith White, who died in 2020, and composed that Fred presently “joins our brothers Maurice, Monte and Ronald in paradise and is currently drumming with the holy messengers! 🥁🥁”

Verdine proceeded to show respect to the late drummer as a “Kid protégé, individual from the EWF Unique 9, with gold records very early on of 16 years of age! He was brother number 4 in the family setup. ❤️❤️❤️❤️” Considering Fred’s own life, that’s what verdine said “at home and past he was the magnificent brother that was continuously engaging and superbly naughty!

Furthermore, we could constantly depend on him to make what is going on more light hearted!🙏🏾😍🙏🏾”

“He will live in our souls always, rest in power adored Freddie!!” composed Verdine, adding, “We thank you for your affection, favors and backing as of now.

Take off high child brother, we love you to the sparkling ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️and back! 🙏🏾🕊️🙏🏾🕊️🙏🏾🕊️🙏🏾 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈”


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In the remark area, Fred was recollected by his kindred performers and specialists. Lenny Kravitz expressed, “Sending my adoration and most profound sympathies to you and the family.

I was honored to have been in his presence and favored to have been affected by him. A genuine ruler. Rest in power.” Entertainer Dule Slope additionally remarked, “🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Sending love you brother” Earth, Wind and Fire recollected Fred on its true Instagram page with solo execution during the gathering’s stop in Essen, Germany, for its reality visit in 1979.

Renowned drummer Sheila E offered recognition on her own Instagram with a photograph of the gathering, commending Fred in the subtitle. “He was a coach, an astonishing drummer, and a man who had the biggest heart,” she said. “To have the option to remain close to him and watch his strategy and pay attention to his playing was remarkable! I will always remember it.”

Added Sheila E: “A genuine symbol who will be remembered fondly. Uncle, u will be very missed. Thank u for Imparting to me ur gift. I love u. We will celebrate you!!! 💕🙏🏽”

In an extensive post, Questlove shared a portion of Fred’s most prominent minutes throughout the long term, and acknowledged him as the one “what flash motivated me to drum”, including part, “The live shows of Earth Wind and Fire were really epic in light of the fact that (along w Pfunk) they were the primary out the door to present vain behaviors and sorcery for dark shows suspending and laser and blasts n’ whatnot. His height to organize level starting from the earliest stage epic for 81 trust me on this. So epic.”

Fred’s long term profession started when he was still in secondary school as he hit the stage with Donny Hathaway, and turned into an individual from Earth, Wind and Fire when he was a young person, as per Pitchfork. Prior to leaving the gathering during the 1980s, he filled in as the drummer for the gathering’s global hits like “Sparkling Star”, which came to No. 1 on the sought after Bulletin Hot 100 rundown. He rejoined with Earth, Wind and Fire when it was accepted into the Stone and Roll Lobby of Notoriety in 2000, the power source added.