Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dies at 71 years old

Andrew Woolfolk

Andrew Woolfolk has died at the age of 71 (Photo: Getty)

Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk has died at the age of 71 after a six-year health battle.

Woolfolk died Sunday, April 24, for unknown reasons, with band member Philip Bailey paying tribute to the ‘talented’ star.

Bailey explained how his friend had been ill for over six years in the emotionally charged post on social media, where he described how they met in high school and quickly grew close.

‘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 for over 6 years, ‘wrote the band’s frontman.

‘He has passed into eternity, from this land of the dead to the land of the living. Great memories. Great Talent. Fun. Competitive. Fast. And always styling.

“Booski … see you on the other side, my friend.”

Woolfolk joined the September hitmakers Earth Wind & Fire back in 1973 and played saxophone with them until 1985.

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