Influential ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Singer Bill Withers Dead at 81

Published: Friday 3rd Apr 2020 by Rashad


81-year-old R&B/Soul legend Bill Withers, responsible for classic hits ‘Lean on Me,’ ‘Lovely Day,’ Ain’t No Sunshine,’ and more, has died of heart complications as confirmed by a statement from his family.

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A three-time Grammy Award winner, the singer-songwriter – who also gained notoriety for his classic ‘Grandma’s Hands’ – passed away in Los Angeles Monday (March 30).

Taking to Associated Press recently, Withers’ family revealed:

“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,” the family statement read. “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.”

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  1. Ughhh April 3, 2020

    As usually, TGJ provides terrible reporting which forces you to go search for additional information.

    1. Did he die today or earlier this week?
    2. What did he die from?
    3. Where did he die? At home? Hospital?

    Journalism 101: 5 W’s

    And Why

    And HOW!!!!!

    • Pu$$yPop$tre$$ April 3, 2020

      maybe you should just start your own site sis since you the journalism queen.

      • Ughhh April 3, 2020

        Why report on something with out providing credible or detailed information?!?

  2. Diabeetus Unbothered April 3, 2020

    Who Cares,

  3. Bessie L. Parker Smith April 3, 2020

    Bill Withers was the quintessential African American Artist. He was a Poet-Songsmith crafting beauty from the everyday sorrows and triumphs of our lives. He brought pain to the forefront convincing us all WE ARE SOMEBODY!!” Play his music Radio Programmers blast it from the waves and rock this Universe!!! LISTEN YOUNG PEOPLE to the mini novels of his music “Grandma’s Hands and I can’t write left handed!” Movies could be crafted around the depth/subtext of this remarkable Man’s MAGNANIMOUS GIFTS OF HOW TO BE HUMAN WHILE LOVING YOUR BLACK SELVES!!! GOD BLESS BILL WITHERS SOUL He flew with giants, my tears are real. Peace

  4. I love big black c** April 3, 2020

    Sorry I don’t know him nor all the songs he wrote or produced or he sing\rap. I’m too young for this

  5. Beyonce Knows April 3, 2020

    Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

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