Lean on Me singer Withers dies

  • Lean on Me singer Withers dies

Lean on Me singer Withers dies

According to The Associated Press, Bill Withers has died in Los Angeles from heart complications on Monday, March 30. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In 1987, Bill received his ninth Grammy nomination and third Grammy as a songwriter for the re-recording of the 1972 hit "Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau.

"RIP Bill Withers, "Ain't no sunshine" remains one of my favourite songs since I can remember.I have heard many versions and gotten emotional many times also".

William Harrison Withers Jr. was born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, a coal country town of 200, the son of a miner who died when Withers was 13.

During his career, Bill Withers gave us some of the most beloved and recognized songs from the American songbook. He was 81 years old.

He struggled with a stutter as a child and, in his teenage years, enlisted in the United States Navy and worked as an aircraft mechanic.

Many musicians and stars have gone to social media to pay their condolences. Grandmother's hands from their 1971 debut album Just as I am.

Sussex Records label signed Withers in 1970. He entertained individuals with music for nearly three a long time.

He released his final album in 1985, but his hits that melded gritty southern blues with smooth R&B have endured for decades as global classics, including Lovely Day and Just The Two Of Us.

Along with it, he posted a collage of pictures of Withers. "In his criticism, renowned film critic Roger Ebert said that "(Withers) still lives and survives as a happy man. Bill is still about a man who topped the charts, walked away from it all in 1985 and is glad he did.".

Withers was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, among his several honors, and made a rare public appearance to accept the tribute. This sad news comes to us from AP News.