- Name: Maurice White
- Age at Death: 74 years old
- Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Musician
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Deceased
Maurice White was an American singer, songwriter, drummer and music producer. He was a seven-time Grammy Award winner and founder of the band ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’. He was born on December 19, 1941 in Memphis Tennessee. He moved to Chicago during his teens and studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He worked as a session drummer for Chess Records in the early 1960s. He joined the ‘Ramsey Lewis Trio’ in 1966 and formed his own group ‘The Salty Peppers’ in 1969.
White moved to Los Angeles and renamed his band to ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’. Their self titled debut studio album was released in February 1971 by Warner Bros. His brother “Verdine White” joined the band as a bassist. The band was known for mixing R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop and rock music. Their commercially successful fourth album ‘Head to the Sky’ was released in May 1973 and sold over a million copies. White and his band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the 1980s and stopped touring in 1995.
Maurice White died at the age of 74 on February 3, 2016 at his Los Angeles home. He died during his sleep and his reported cause of death was Parkinson’s disease. He had a net worth of $5 million. He’s survived by at least one child.
Maurice White Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Maurice White
- Birthday: December 19, 1941
- Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Drummer, Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
- Years Active: 1961-2014
- Net Worth : Salary: US $5 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: February 3, 2016
- Cause of Death: Parkinson’s Disease
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Official Site: mauricewhite.com