Soul icon and 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers passes away at 81

Soul icon and 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers passes away at 81

Legendary soul artist Bill Withers has died at the age of 81 due to heart complications.

In a statement, his family shares that they pray Withers' music "offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones" in this difficult time.

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. 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.”

The Grammy Award winner was behind the hit songs 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Just The Two Of Us', 'Lean On Me', and 'Lovely Day'. 

From Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda to Chance the Rapper, musicians and celebrities all over the world have paid tribute to Withers' incomparable legacy:

Listen to his discography here:

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