Rest in Peace, Legendary Singer Bill Withers, Who Has Passed Away at 81 Due to Heart Complications (1938-2020)



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Bill Withers, the legendary singer/songwriter/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician known for several classic hits including “Lean On Me,” “Use Me,” “Just the Two of Us,” “Lovely Day” and more, has passed away at the age of 81 due to heart complications.

The news was sent along by Withers’ family on Friday in the form of an official statement:

“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.”

Bill Withers passed away Monday in Los Angeles, per the statement from the Withers family.

The singer made a name for himself from 1970 until 1985, racking up a number of signature hits before essentially calling it a career in 1985. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, with Stevie Wonder issuing his induction ceremony:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHfCZz24lPg

His music timeless, his persona unique, his impact unforgettable. Rest in peace, Bill Withers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7P8wusL1Z0

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