Sheldon Reynolds, a guitarist and singer for the band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at 63, Fox News Digital can confirm.
Reynolds joined the popular band in 1987 and remained a member until 2002.
“Sheldon was an excellent addition to the band, a great writer and producer, and a kind, loving person,” current band member and singer Philip Bailey wrote on social media. “He will be missed. Our condolences to his family.”
Reynolds appeared on the albums Heritage, Millennium and In the Name of Love.
Earth, Wind & Fire began in 1970 under the leadership of Maurice White, who created a band that could combine elements of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, dance, pop and rock, and celebrated African musicianship and spiritualism.
Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Other achievements include performing during the 2005 Super Bowl halftime show.