Earth, Wind and Fire guitarist and co-vocalist, Sheldon Reynolds, has died aged 63.

The revered musician’s bandmate, Philip Bailey, confirmed the sad news on Wednesday (24.05.23).

The cause of death is not known at this time.

Philip, the legendary R’n’B group’s lead singer, recalled how former frontman Maurice White – who died in 2016 aged 74 – was wowed by Sheldon’s vocals, as he hailed him an “excellent addition” to the group

In a touching tribute, he wrote on Facebook: “This news of Sheldon Reynolds transition is very sad for all of us who knew and worked with him. Sheldon vocally had Reese down. That’s what Maurice said when he hired Sheldon to share vocals and play guitar. Sheldon was an excellent addition to the band, a great writer and producer, and a genuinely kind and loving person. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family.

Rest in Peace.