Soul singer Bill Withers died of a heart complication at the age of  81. His family told the Associated Press that the singer died in Los Angeles on Monday.

Part of the statement read;

We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father

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.

Withers was best known for the hitsongs Lean On Me, Aint No Sunshine, Grandma’s Hands, Use Me Up, Just The Two Of Us, Lovely Day and many others

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