Michelle Obama Pays Glowing Tribute To Bill Withers

Michelle Obama Pays Glowing Tribute To Bill Withers

By Melvin Tarlue

US former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has paid glowing tribute to the late Bill Withers.

An official announcement released by the Withers family, said the iconic soul singer died on March 30 following major heart-related complication. Hew 81 years old.

Wither is credited for classics like ‘Lean on Me’, ‘Lovely Day’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and was active in the music scene until the 1980s.

The statement read, “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father,” his family said in a statement.

The former First Lady took to Twitter on April 4, 2020, following the announcement, to pay tribute to the icon.

She tweeted that “Bill Withers made the sort of music that you couldn’t help but sing along to – from “Lean On Me” to “Love Day,” he had a gift for giving voice to our joys and our sorrows.

“ Truly one of the greats. Barack and I send love and prayers to his family and friends. He will be missed,” the tweet ended.