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Bill Withers – musician best known for songs like 'Lean On Me' and 'Lovely Day' – died April 3

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones." – Family statement

Paying tribute to the stars we've lost in 2020 – in memoriam

Through the words of those who knew them best.

From Digital Spy