EARTH, Wind and Fire guitarist Sheldon Reynolds died at the age of 63 on Wednesday (24/5) local time. Earth, Wind and Fire member Philip Bailey confirmed Sheldon Reynolds’ death on his Twitter account.

“The news from Sheldon Reynolds is heartbreaking for those of us who knew and worked with him. Sheldon wowed Reese vocally. Sheldon was a special member of the band, a great songwriter and producer, and a kind and loving person. He will be missed by us. We condolences to the family,” Bailey wrote.

In a report published on Wednesday (24/5), the New York Post wrote that the cause of death for the Earth Wind and Fire guitarist had not been announced.

Sheldon Reynolds was a popular band member thanks to the songs “September” and “Shining Star” from 1987 to 2002. Meanwhile Earth, Wind and Fire was first founded in 1969 by Maurice White.

Reynolds fills the position of guitarist and vocalist in the band that plays R&B, disco and jazz genres.

Together with Earth, Wind and Fire, Reynolds scored several albums such as “Touch the World” (1987), “The Best of Earth, Wind and Fire Vol 2” (1988), “Heritage” (1990), “Millennium” (1993) , and “In the Name of Love” (1997).

Born on September 13, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, Sheldon Reynolds was a member of the band The Commodores for four years before joining Earth, Wind and Fire.

He won the Image Award of Lifetime Achievement when he joined Earth, Wind and Fire and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the category of R&B performance by a duo or group with the best vocals. [antaranews/photo special]