Bill Withers dies

Bill Withers

Genius singer and songwriter Bill Withers who wrote a string of hits has died March 30 of heart complications; his family announced. He was 81.

“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 connected to each other,” the family statement read.

His songs included “Lean On Me,” “Just the Two of Us,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Lovely Day”

which was is the most beautiful piece of poetry there ever was. He won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia and children, Todd and Kori.



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