Fred White, the famous musician, and drummer of Earth, Wind & Fire band has died aged 67.

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 He passed away on January 1, and the cause of death was not shared.

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 The unfortunate and tragic news was communicated to fans and netizens by Fred’s brother Verdine White on Instagram.

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 A child drumming prodigy, Chicago-born Mr White was one of the early members to join the group founded by his other brother Maurice.

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 White began drumming at nine years old, and featured on his first gold record, Donny Hathaway's Live, at just 16.

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 Bassist Verdine White said his "amazing and talented" brother was now "drumming with the angels".

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 "Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene "Freddie" White," he wrote.

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 As well as his drumming success, White was a wonderful brother who was "always entertaining and delightfully mischievous" he added.

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 In response, Kravitz wrote: "Sending my love and deepest condolences to you and the family.

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 "I was blessed to have been in his presence and blessed to have been influenced by him. A true king. Rest in power."

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