Singer Bill Withers died at 81 of heart problems. He was known for several songs, including “Just the Two of Us” or “Ain’t No Sunshine”.
The soul world loses one of its legends. Bill Withers, author of the immortal hits Just the Two of Us or Ain’t No Sunshine, Is dead at 81, announced several American media including The Guardian, this Friday, April 3, 2020. According to a press release from his family relayed by the Associated Press, the artist died after suffering from cardiac complications. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved husband and father. A lonely man with a heart open to the world at large, to his poetry and to his music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. Although he lived a discreet life, close to his family and close friends, his music belongs to the whole world forever, “read this press release.
“In these difficult times, we pray that his music will offer comfort to the fans,” he concluded in the same message. Just the Two of Us, Ain’t No Sunshine, but also Lovely day or Lean on Me, Bill Withers has offered soul some of his greatest classics, taken over for years by many artists. Born in 1938, Bill Withers had also sung for the investitures of Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. After his incredible success in the 80s, the soul singer had decided to stop his career in the 1990s. Since then, he has appeared on rare occasions, on stage, during concerts, as in 2015 at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York, surrounded by Ed Sheeran or Aloe Blacc.