Lean on Me singer: Bill Withers dies

His hits made Bill Withers unforgettable.

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“Lean on me”, “Ain’t no sunshine” or “Lovely Day” – these songs by Bill Withers have been branded by all of us. Now the singer died at the age of 81.

The singer of the hit “Lean on Me”, Bill Withers, died at the age of 81. His family said on Friday that he died of heart complications in Los Angeles on Monday. The soulful songs he wrote in the 1970s and which lasted over time also include “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day”.

The family was deeply saddened. «A loner with a heart who was driven to connect the general public with his poetry and music. He spoke honestly to people and brought them together, »she wrote to the AP news agency. “In this difficult time, we pray that his music will provide comfort and entertainment while fans hug their loved ones.”

Wither’s first album was released in 1971, followed by further hits. In the mid-1980s, he retired from the music business.

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