One of the coolest and most gracious people I’ve ever known passed away last night. Maurice White, the founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and inspiration to musicians and people around the world had been battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years. I consider myself so lucky to have worked with him side by side for many months on one of my records back in 2008, a cherished memory I will never forget. I learned so much from him, not only musically but also how to be ‘off the court.’ Your music and legacy will live on forever. RIP Maurice.