Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers speaks onstage at Reel To Reel: Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man at the GRAMMY Museum on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

File: Grammy award-winning singer Bill Withers is survived by his wife Marcia Johnson and their two children, Todd and Kori.  

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LOS ANGELES - 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. 

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