Andrew Woolfolk, longtime Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist, dies at 71

Andrew Woolfolk, longtime saxophonist for Earth, Wind & Fire, died Sunday after a six-year battle with an undisclosed illness. He was 71 years old.

His death was announced on Tuesday by another founding member of the group, Philip Bailey, the instagram.

Woolfolk, known for his brand of high intensity saxophone playing, Woolfolk carried Earth, Wind & Fire through some of their most beloved songs including “Let’s Groove”, “After the Love Has Gone” and “September”.

In February 2016, the singer and founding member of the group Maurice White is dead Parkinson’s disease at age 74.


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