Bill Withers died on Monday (March 30) but the news of it didn’t break until today (April 3).
The “Lean on Me” singer was one of the most beloved voices in music.
It’s no surprise that the tributes to Withers came in quickly.
“Aw man, Bill Withers was really the greatest. Grandma’s Hands, Ain’t No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Use Me Up, Just The Two Of Us and obviously Lovely Day are some of the best songs of all time. My heart really hurts for him, it reminds me of playing records with at my grandma’s house,” Chance the Rapper said in a tweet.
“Rest In Peace, maestro Bill Withers. What a legacy,” Lin-Manuel Miranda said.
“Super Legend,” Juicy J tweeted.
“RIP Bill Withers… that’s a really sad one. Such a unique amazing musician and song writer.. thanks for everything Bill….,” producer Nigel Godrich wrote in a tweet.
“One of my biggest heroes. Everyone of his songs had such wisdom and kindness and he sang them all with truth and beauty. I always imagined that God’s voice it would sound a lot like Bill’s. Huge Loss RS,” Ron Sexsmith tweeted.
Check out the tributes below:
Rest In Peace, maestro Bill Withers.
What a legacy.https://t.co/GBImqLRdPh
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 3, 2020
One of the greatest vocalists and songwriters ever. Love u Mr Withers https://t.co/wzbxsNCRHc
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) April 3, 2020
Bill Withers was such a liekeable guy. Always loved that he was from Slab Fork, WV. Check out doc “Still Bill” my friend Alex Vlack made couple years ago it’s great.
— Hamilton Leithauser (@HLeithauser) April 3, 2020
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 3, 2020
Just got word that Bill Withers has passed away
He sure graced us with some great songs
Lean On Me will always be a classic.
Rest In Peace Sir
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 3, 2020
Ask any songwriter in the world and they will tell you Bill Withers was a genius whose life's work was a gift. Rest in peace. You are beloved.https://t.co/3rbXxVs7jt
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) April 3, 2020
— Living Colour (@LivingColour) April 3, 2020
Oh no my friend Bill Withers has died. One of the best songwriters and lovely humans ever. Fuck U 2020 U suck
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) April 3, 2020
RIP BILL WITHERS
One of my biggest heroes. Everyone of his songs had such wisdom and kindness and he sang them all with truth and beauty. I always imagined that God's voice it would sound a lot like Bill's. Huge Loss RS pic.twitter.com/SiogrkTnEN
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) April 3, 2020
rest in peace bill withers
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) April 3, 2020
RIP BILL WITHERS
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) April 3, 2020
RIP Bill Withers. What a voice and story.
— YASUKE (@flyinglotus) April 3, 2020
Bill Withers. RIP. Thanks for all the magic.
— Alchemist Type Beat (@Alchemist) April 3, 2020