Bill Withers, soul legend who wrote ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ or ‘Lean on me’ dies

Bill Withers, the soul legend who wrote songs like ‘Lean on Me’, ‘Lovely Day’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, has died at the age of 81, died of heart complications, as explained by his family in a release.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved and devoted husband and father. A lonely man with a heart eager to connect with the world at large: with his poetry and music, he managed to connect people to each other,” he said in the statement. collected by the magazine ‘Rolling Stone’.

Relatives have also remembered Withers as a person with “a private life that he enjoyed close to family and close friends.” “But his music always belonged to the world. In this difficult time, we pray that his music offers comfort and entertainment while his followers cling to their loved ones,” they added.

Withers released eight albums before leaving the limelight in 1985, but left an important mark on the music. Songs like ‘Lean On Me’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Lovely Day’ have been performed on many occasions and even ‘Lean on Me’ has resurfaced in recent weeks as a hymn of hope at the time of the coronavirus.

Leave a Reply

Latest

Bucks, unstoppable to semifinals; the Jazz stop the Rockets and make them wait

 Houston (USA), - Nothing stops the triumphal march of the Milwaukee Bucks, with its power forward, the Greek Giannis Antetokounpo, who returned to be...

Wisconsin prepares another “Day without Immigrants and Latinos” on May Day

Activists in Wisconsin are promoting another "Day without Immigrants and Latinos" for May Day, this time to protest against the Waukesha County Sheriff, the...

Cayman attacks a man in a pond in southwest Florida

A man was hospitalized after being bitten several times by a caiman in a pond in Charlotte County, the fourth-largest attack on Florida's southwest...

Noriega, the last dictator of Panama, dies at age 83

Ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who ruled Panama de facto between 1983 and 1989, until he was overthrown by a US invasion, died Monday at...

Catholic Church in Illinois hid names of 500 priests accused of abuse

 The six Catholic dioceses of the state of Illinois, in the United States, hid the names of 500 priests accused of sexual abuse, according...
%d bloggers like this: