Lean on Me And Ain’t No Sunshine Singer Bill Withers Dies At 81

Bill Withers

An American singer, songwriter and musician, Bill Withers popular for a number of timeless songs such as Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine, has died age at the age of 81.

The three-time Grammy winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died from heart complications, his family said.

His death comes as people across the world have drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with healthcare workers, choirs, artists and more sharing their own renditions of Lean On Me to help get through the difficult times.

In a statement, his family said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father.

He was survived by his wife, Marcia, and children, Todd and Kori.