The death of the soul music legend, Bill Withers came as a shock to many American celebrities, CmaTrends reports.
Many American celebrities have reacted to the death of this music legend amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the world.
John Legend and several others reacted to Bill Withers’ death.
The news was confirmed by the singer-songwriter’s family on Friday.
“We have been saddened by the loss of our beloved, dedicated husband and wife. A lonely man with a heart motivated to communicate with the world at large, through his poems and music, he talked sincerely to people and linked them to each other, “read the family statement.
“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.”
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“Mourning the loss of my friend and inspiration, Bill Withers. He was such an incredible songwriter and storyteller. I’m so glad he shared his gift with the world. Life wouldn’t be the same without him”
After the story broke, John Legend wrote.
Many American celebrities on social media also reacted to the legendary singer whose best-known songs include “Lean On Me” and “Ain’t No Sunlight.”
On Instagram, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers posted:
“Ahh man. Has anyone ever sang popular music better? Take a bath in that voice. He touched my heart every time. He had no interest in fame-game and power, so he stepped away from the music business as a young man, after he got what he needed, and enjoyed his life. His songs will always sound fresh, exciting, deep and sexy as f***. Bill Withers I love you, an infinite wellspring of inspiration and joy. I’m about to crank up some Bill and let the cosmic healing energies of his voice flow through me once again. If you can, google Old Grey Whistle Test and check his performance on that show. The great James Gadson on drums too.”
MP David Lammy said that the news of Withers ‘death left him “broken”, he also added:
“So many joyous memories listening to Bill Withers albums back to back. From “Lean On Me “ to “Ain’t No Sunshine” his music is like a warm cup of hot chocolate after the best soul food – Deeply fulfilling! Thank you Bill #RipBillWithers”