It was the singer and percussionist of Earth, Wind and Fire, Philip Bailey, who announced his disappearance on Wednesday May 24 on social networks. “This news of the death of Sheldon Reynolds is very sad for all of us who knew him and worked with him. Sheldon was a brilliant writer, a kind and loving person,” he wrote.
It is a new mourning for the fans, who mourned, in January, the death of Fred White, the band's emblematic drummer, who died at the age of 67. In 2016, singer and funk band founder Maurice White passed away after years of suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sheldon Reynolds was considered a young prodigy very early on. Once his diploma in his pocket, he began his first tour with singer Millie Jackson, and he made a stint in the prolific group, Sun. He will reach the top of the charts with the funk group
With the group he will win a Grammy in 1994 in the category Best performance R
The formation, known for its various jazz, blues, Cuban and African inspirations, experienced a resurgence in popularity with the French public in 2011 thanks to the film Intouchables. Omar Sy had performed a frenzied sway that became cult on the song Boogie Wonderland.