Who Was Andrew Woolfolk and What Was Her Cause of Death? Honors pour in as ‘Earth Wind And Fire Actor’ dead at 71:
The music industry and community have lost another gem. Over the last 4 months, we have been hearing from many singers and musicians personalities all the time and now another name is added to this list. Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk, who was instrumental in defining the sound of disco in the 1970s, has reportedly passed away at the age of 71. The musician who helped make some of the band’s biggest hits – including ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘September’ – died on Monday after a serious 6-year illness. However, an official cause of death was not announced.
Who was Andrew Woolfolk?
The heartbreaking news was announced by bandmate Philip Bailey, who wrote a touching tribute on Instagram. Bailey wrote, “I met him in high school and we quickly became friends and also bandmates. We lost him today after being ill for over 6 years. He passed to them forever, from this land of the dying to the land of the living.” He added, “Great memories. Big talent. Competitive. Funny, quick-witted, and always stylish. Boroski…see you on the other side, my friend.”
Cause of Death of Andrew Woolfolk
Born in Texas in 1950, Woolfolk joined Earth, Wind & Fire in 1972, 3 years after the group formed. The band soon achieved international fame, winning 6 Grammys and selling tens of millions of records in the 1970s and early 1980s. In addition to “Boogie Wonderland” and “September,” Woolfolk’s saxophone can also be heard on dozens of other hits by the band, including “That’s the Way of the World,” and “Let’s Groove,” and “After The Love Is Gone.” He also played Flute and percussion on many tracks.
How did Andrew Woolfolk die?
Woolfolk left the band in 1985 before rejoining two years later. He stayed until 1993. In 2000, the saxophonist was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with 8 other Earth, Wind & Fire members. In addition to his work with the legendary group, the star has worked with Denise Williams and Phil Collins.
Despite being a member of one of America’s most beloved brands, Woolfolk is a strict guardian of his private life and doesn’t reveal whether he’s married or has children. Admirers flocked to social media platforms after the news of his death was announced, with one sharing a link to “September” and writing: “You can’t dance to this song. Thank you for the joy and the loving memories, Andrew Woolfolk.”