Andrew Woolfolk Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

Andrew Woolfolk, a musician associated with Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as cooperating, among others with Phil Collins, died on April 26 after a long illness at the age of 71.

The saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Earth, Wind & Fire said goodbye on social media to the band’s leader – Philip Bailey.

“I met him in high school, we quickly became friends and bandmates,” commented the musician and added that Woolfolk had been battling the disease for over six years. “Great memories. Remarkable talent. Funny. Ambitious. Smart. And always stylish,” he added.

Although the cause of death has not been revealed, the musician had been battling an illness for six years, as Philip Bailey, a bandmate who paid tribute to Andrew on Tuesday, pointed out on Instagram.

Who was Andrew Woolfolk?

Andrew Woolfolk was born in Texas in 1950 and joined Earth, Wind & Fire in 1972, just three years after the group’s founding. The band quickly gained international fame and won six Grammys in their career, amassing more than 90 million records sold between the 1970s and the early 1980s.

Andrew Woolfolk joined Earth, Wind & Fire in 1973 and participated in the recordings of the band’s biggest hits – “That’s The Way of The World”, “All ‘N All”, “Gratitude”, “Spirit”, “Boogie Wonderland” and ” Fantasy “.

In 2000, along with other members of the group, he joined the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

After leaving EWF, he appeared on Philip Bailey’s solo album “Triumph”. He has also collaborated with Phil Collins, Denice Williams, Stanley Turrentine, Level 42, Valerie Carter, and Ricky Lawson.

In 2019, he ended his musical career.


Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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