‘Lean on Me’ singer, Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean on Me’ singer, Bill Withers, who wrote and sang soulful songs in the 1970s has died at the age of 81.

Bill Withers, who sang “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.

'Lean on Me' singer, Bill Withers dies at 81

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other,” the family statement read.

“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.”

He is survived by his wife, Marcia, and children, Todd and Kori.

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