SiriusXM is sad to report that Bill Withers — the legendary singer who wrote and recorded several of the definitive soul songs of the 1970s, including “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Lovely Day” — has passed away at age 81 from heart complications, his family said in a statement.
Tune in to SiriusXM’s Soul Town (Ch. 49) now to hear Withers’ music, as well as tributes about him, throughout the day. In celebration of the music great’s life and legacy, SiriusXM’s VOLUME (Ch. 106) will also rebroadcast a special 2017 episode of Layin’ It Down with Steve Jordan in which Jordan interviews Withers today at 6 pm ET— or listen to the full special On Demand here now.