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.
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.”