Bill Withers, the Grammy Award-winning singer known for songs including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Use Me”, “Just the Two of Us”, and “Lovely Day”, has died at the age of 81. The Withers’ family confirmed the news of his death to The Associated Press.
“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.
“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. Withers is survived by his wife Marcia Johnson and their two children, Todd and Kori.
In other news – COVID-19 cases rise to 1 505, two more deaths reported
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa has risen to 1,505.
Two more deaths have also been reported in KwaZulu-Natal — an 80-year-old man who died on 1 April and an 81-year-old woman who died on 2 April. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 43 new cases were reported on Friday. Read more