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Wow, this is a BIG ONE.

The legendary Maurice White, the man who founded Earth Wind and Fire is dead at 74.

TMZ is reporting that White died in his sleep Thursday morning in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

White was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point he was forced to stop touring in with the band 1994.

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The band had a string of hits, including “Shining Star,” “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” and “After the Love has Gone.”

In 2000, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Maurice was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Maurice’s brother, Verdine, is also a band member.

Although White wasn’t touring, he remained involved in the decisions involving the band.

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