Sheldon Reynolds Guitarist of Earth, Wind & Fire passed away: All of those who knew and collaborated with Sheldon Reynolds find the news of his passing to be profoundly sad.
At this time, people want to hear about the passing of their favorite guitarist Reynolds. We learn from our research that he suffered from an ailment before passing away.
You will learn more about Sheldon Reynolds’ sickness and passing here. Read ahead to know more details on his passing and Sheldon Reynolds cause of death.
The guitarist of Earth, Wind & Fire dies
Legendary Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter Sheldon Reynolds died. Sheldon was a fantastic producer and writer who also added a lot of kindness and love to the group. Like his kindness, his musical ability was limitless. The music world will miss him.
As per official reports, it was confirmed that Reynolds passed away after a serious medical emergency. Read the statement below, which Alan Foster, a close friend of Sheldon’s, posted three days prior to Sheldon’s passing.
Hello Everyone…My dear friend/brother Sheldon Reynolds has suffered a serious medical emergency and is in need of our prayers.
His family has given me permission to reach out to his family, friends, and fans to let you know that HE IS ALIVE! Please don’t spread any false rumors of his passing.
As I said, he suffered a very serious medical emergency and at this time your prayers for his well-being and speedy recovery are much needed. He is surrounded by love and support from his wife and children.
Sheldon Reynolds cause of death
Sheldon Reynolds is well-known for his work as the late Earth, Wind, and Fire’s main guitarist and singer. Elements of Fire is the name of his band. Reynolds made records with the band Chicago during that time. He worked for Earth, Wind & Fire for 14 years.
Although Sheldon Reynolds’ official cause of death has not been disclosed, it is believed that the guitarist passed away as a result of health issues.
Sheldon Reynolds reportedly struggled with Parkinson’s disease as well. He was receiving medical care at the hospital after being admitted for health reasons. Unfortunately, Sheldon Reynolds wasn’t able to get saved.
Following his death, his family released a statement saying that Sheldon took his last breath this evening at 6:05 pm owing to a prolonged illness.
Sheldon’s family shared the following statement:
Sheldon M. Reynolds transitioned from our world to be with his creator this evening at 6:05 pm. He was surrounded by his wife Marilyn and his children Brice & Jade and a few close friends as he peacefully left us. Please continue to pray for strength and comfort over the family during this difficult time of bereavement, but also please remember the good times and memories he may have shared with each of you near and far. God Bless! Love Always, Brice, Jade & Marilyn.
Sheldon Reynolds Career
Sheldon Maurice Reynolds was a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from the United States. Formerly, Reynolds belonged to the group’s Sun, The Commodores, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Reynolds eventually started a career as a professional musician. He initially went on tour with Millie Jackson. Later, Reynolds joined the R&B group Sun, with whom he made three albums.
He joined The Commodores in the year 1983. Reynolds contributed vocals to the Commodores’ 1985 album Nightshift and played on their 1986 album United. He played with the band for four years in total.
Reynolds later became a lead guitarist and co-vocalist with Earth, Wind, & Fire (EWF). In the years that followed, he contributed to the albums by EWF Touch The World (1987), The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2 (1988), Heritage (1990), Millennium (1993), and In The Name of Love (1997).
He received a Grammy nomination in 1994 for “Sunday Morning” with EWF in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Reynolds was admitted to the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame as a band member.
Reynolds contributed to the albums Family Affair by Philip Bailey and Maurice White, both of which were released in 1989. Later, he made appearances on the self-titled albums by Barbara Weathers (1990), Smokey Robinson (1990), and Joey Lawrence (1993).
Reynolds also contributed to the 1994 albums The Ride by 4Him and Brothers by Take 6 in 1996. Later, he made appearances on the albums Body of Soul (1998) by Alfonzo Blackwell and Urban Knights II (1997), both jazz albums.
Additionally, Reynolds appeared on the albums Bringing Back The Funk (2008) by Brian Culbertson, Chicago (2008), Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus (2008), and XII (2010) by Culbertson.
Social media was flooded with condolences following Sheldon Reynolds’ passing
Evelyn Champagne King a musician wrote,
Legendary Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter Sheldon Reynolds has been called home. We extend our condolences to his wife and entire family. Also to #EarthWindAndFire, The Commodores, and The Group “Sun”, Where we first met. Also his loving fans. I will miss your hugs and smiling faces at the NAMM. Where you always shared some music knowledge with me and Freddie. It’s been an honor to know you Sheldon for so many years. Always humble a gentle soul. I thank you for your contribution to the music world. I know you’ve gone through serious health battles. But you shall suffer no more. R.I.P. Sir.
Penny Ford Current Lead Singer of SNAP wrote an emotional tribute,
Lost another long-time friend and colleague today… I remember when we used to sit in your basement as kids listening to Earth Wind and Fire and Commodores records whilst your Mom made us Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches when all we could do was dream, but never imagine we would meet them and then you went on to front both bands as their lead singers left. I’m so grateful to have known you Sheldon Reynolds… May you RIP.
Philip Bailey a popular musician wrote,
This news of Sheldon Reynolds’s transition is very sad for all of us who knew and worked with him. Sheldon vocally had Reese down. That’s what Maurice said when he hired Sheldon to share vocals and play guitar. Sheldon was an excellent addition to the band, a great writer and producer, and a genuinely kind and loving person. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family. Rest in Peace.
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