— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 3, 2020
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
(2/4) 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. We know his legacy will live in our hearts and in yours for generations to come.
Darren CrissEvery dope house band knows you don’t know shit if you don’t know your Bill Withers. All groove. All vibe. RIP MR. WITHERS. Vocal animal, songwriting legend. I’m gonna go hit some Use Me on the kit right now, a groove that will never not be the sound of cool. Elahe IzadiBill Withers was in his 30s and working in a factory making airplane toilets when he recorded his self-financed demo tape. Didn’t own a guitar until 32, wasn’t a trained musician. One of first songs he wrote was “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Bill Withers3/4 We will miss his sharp wit, playful sense of humor, and no-nonsense way of turning a phrase as no one else could. He was a deeply proud man, full of integrity and principle, and we as his family are immensely proud of him for sharing his musical & lyrical gifts so elegantly
Clint SmithOne of the first songs we played when we brought each of our kids home from the hospital was Bill Withers‘ LOVELY DAY. It’s impossible for me to hear that song w/o thinking of that moment, bouncing their tiny bundled bodies in my arms. Thank you for that memory, Mr. Withers. RIP. David HepworthBill Withers was one of those musicians who appeared without obvious antecedents and departed leaving no successors. Chuck ProphetI know a thing or two about writing songs. But Bill Withers was more than a songwriter. He was a living, breathing work of art. With a naturalness like no other. How else did those masterpieces come out of him fully formed?
Mourning the loss of my friend and inspiration, Bill Withers. He was such an incredible songwriter and storyteller. I’m so glad he shared his gift with the world. Life wouldn’t be the same without him.