His brother and bandmate Verdine White shared the news of his death on his social media page.
The band Earth, Wind & Fire was founded in 1971 in Chicago.
Their music can be classified into several styles: jazz, rock, pop, dance, R&B.
The band has received numerous accolades over the decades: they won 6 Grammy Awards and 4 American Music Awards, and in 2000 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame into.
Jeremiah Green, founding member and drummer of the American rock band Modest Mouse, also died in the past few days after being diagnosed with cancer shortly before.