Hollywood Mourns Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White

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Maurice White

Wu Tang Clan, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho and more remember the late Earth, Wind & Fire performer.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White died Thursday at the age of 74 after suffering from Parkinson's disease. The nine-piece band sold more than 90 million albums with such well-known hits as "September" and ''Shining Star," and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. 

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, Maurice's brother and former bandmate, told The Associated Press. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life-changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."

Tributes poured in from the entertainment industry on Thursday after the news broke:

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