Lead singer of the band Philip J. Bailey announced the sad news on Instagram.
Bailey shared a picture he took with Andrew and wrote: “I met him in High School, and we quickly became friends and band mates. Andrew Paul Woolfolk was his name.
“We lost him today, after being ill of over 6 years. He has Transitioned on to the forever, from this Land of the dying to the Land of the Living.
“Great memories. Great Talent. Funny. Competitive. Quick witted. And always styling.
Booski… I’ll see you on the other side, my friend.”
Bailey did not give further details on the illness Woolfolk was battling.
The official Instagram account for Earth, Wind & Fire also reposted Bailey’s post.