Farewell to a Legend: Sheldon Reynolds Passes Away at Age 64
This May 24, 2023, it was announced that Sheldon Reynolds passed away at the age of 64. Although the American medium Fox News Digital released the news, but without providing further details about the cause of his death, one of the members of the group confirmed the death of the former guitarist and one of the main voices of Earth, Wind and Fire.
“It’s very sad for all of us who knew and worked with him. Sheldon had Reese on vocals. 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,” Philp Bailey wrote on his Instagram account.
“He will be missed. Our condolences to his family. “He accompanied the text with an image, from a few years ago, of the complete group.
From Cincinnati to the Stars of Music
Reynolds began his musical career after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. He went on to his first tour with singer Millie Jackson, later joining the R&B band Sun, with whom he recorded three albums.
His qualities as a guitarist and singer led him to join other bands, including the Commodores, where he recorded two albums, Nightshift in 1985 and United the following year. In 1990 he joined Earth, Wind, and Fire to play and as one of the first voices.
A Virtuoso Remembered
Reynolds Sheldon was considered a virtuoso in the world of music; now, locals and strangers mourn his death, which adds to that of another member of this group, Fred White, who died in January at the age of 67, being a vocalist, percussionist, and bassist.
The world of music bids farewell to Sheldon Reynolds, and his legacy of great talent and kindness will forever be remembered.