Ain’t No Sunshine: Legendary Soul Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

Bill Withers, a beloved artist whose hits from the ’70s have endured generations and radiated with a soulful warmth has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. Hit hits included Lean On Me, ”“Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more and his life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. Withers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 and his last album was 1985’s Watching You Watching Me. The Roots Questlove has rallied in the past 20 years to get Withers back in the studio even offering to produce a new album but nothing as of date has come to fruition.

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