Earth, Wind & Fire drummer dies

American musician Fred White, historic drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire, died this weekend at the age of 67.

The information was confirmed by his brother, the musician and former partner Verdine White through a publication on social networks, according to the TMZ portal.

“Our family is saddened by the loss of an incredibly talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene “Freddie” White. He joins our brothers Maurice, Monte and Ronald in heaven and now he is drumming with the angels”, wrote the bassist of the funk, soul and disco combo.

Accompanying the text with a photo of his brother taken at a concert, he added: “We thank everyone for their love, blessings and support at this time. Take flight, brother. We love you to heaven, round trip.”

Verdine recalled that Fred was a young musical prodigy and was part of the original nine-piece composition of the multi-talented band, achieving “gold records at the tender age of 16.”

Frederick Eugene Adams was born on January 13, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, from where at an early age he expressed his desire to pursue music when he began playing drums at the age of nine.

He worked as a session musician with artists such as Willie Hutch and Donny Hathaway until in 1974, when he was just 19 years old, he joined his brothers’ group for the album “Thats The Way of The World”. His time as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, to which he contributed as a drummer on records, singles and concerts, ended in the early 80s, a time when he returned to play for other artists of the time, although in 2000 return.

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