R.I.P: Andrew Woolfolk Of Earth, Wind, & Fire Has Passed Away At 71

This is so sad. Andrew Woolfolk, the saxophonist of the legendary group Earth, Wind, & Fire has passed away. 

According to TMZ, Woolfolk passed away after battling a long illness for six years, as the band’s lead singer, Philip Bailey said. 

Bailey also went on his Instagram to write a touching tribute to his late friend. He wrote in the caption, “I met him in High School, and we quickly became friends and bandmates. Andrew Paul Woolfolk was his name. We lost him today, after being ill of over 6 years.” 

He continued, “He has transitioned on to the forever, from this land of the dying to the land of the living. Great memories. Great talent. Funny, competitive, quick-witted, and always styling. Booski… I’ll see you on the other side, my friend.” 

Andrew Woolfolk joined the group in 1972 and stayed as one of the original members. We will continue to keep his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.