Bill WitherSinger and songwriter Bill Withers passed away earlier this week.

Here is a statement from Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation:

Bill has been a friend for many years and is on our list of Famous People Who Stutter (

Like so many great singers and songwriters such as B.B. King and Carly Simon, Bill Withers stuttered.

And just as they did, he turned to singing to express himself through music because the spoken word was so tough for him.

He will live on forever through his incredible songs.

Posted April 3, 2020