Maurice White, the founder member of musical group, Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. He was 74.

White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, confirmed his brother, Verdine White.

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A former session drummer, White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s. The group went sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, displaying a flashy and eclectic musical style that incorporated his influences from growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the influential Chicago music labels Chess and Okeh.┬áThe band’s many hits included “September,” ”Shining Star,” a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. h/t abc7

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to White’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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