Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies

He suffered from Parkinson's disease

Baku. 5 February. REPORT.AZ/ The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US, Report informs.

White, 74, died in his sleep in Los Angeles. 

He suffered from Parkinson's disease.

His band had a series of hits including September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star and After the Love has Gone.

The singer-songwriter was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1992 but his condition was reported to have got worse in recent months.

Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and Maurice was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

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