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American singer-songwriter and musician

Bill Withers is ...

Born 4 Jul 1938 in Slab Fork
Died 30 Mar 2020 in Los Angeles
Age81 years, 8 months
Causeheart disease
Bill Withers
Bill Withers
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About Bill Withers

William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He recorded several major hits, including "Ain't No Sunshine" (1971), "Grandma's Hands" (1971), "Use Me" (1972), "Lean on Me" (1972), "Lovely Day" (1977), and "Just the Two of Us" (1980). Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for six more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Two of his songs were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Withers worked as a professional musician for just 15 years, from 1970 to 1985, after which he moved on to other occupations.

He is also known as William Harrison Withers, Jr..


Withers died in Los Angeles on March 30, 2020, from heart complications. His family announced his death on April 3, 2020, saying they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father".  He was 81.

Withers is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills).