Bill Withers' family have announced that he has sadly passed away at the age of 81.
The singer, best known for hits such as Ain't No Sunshine, Lovely Day and Lean On Me, died on Monday night.
His family said in a statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father.
"A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other.
"As private a life as he lived close 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."
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