Maurice White and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire in 2004 at the Grammy's. Carlo Allegri / Getty Images. White was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the early 1990s and stopped touring with the group in 1994. In 2000 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and White was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. He passed away Feb. 4, 2016 at the age of 74. Thank you Maurice.