American soul singer Barry White has died in Los Angeles at the age of 58, after a long illness.
Barry White had been in poor health for some time
He died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood on Friday morning, his manager Ned Shankman said.
His hits include You're My First, My Last, My Everything and Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe.
He had been undergoing dialysis treatment and had been awaiting a kidney transplant since last September.
BARRY WHITE'S HITS
You're My First, My Last, My Everything
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
Practice What You Preach
He suffered a stroke in May.
White's trademark deep vocals and throbbing musical beats earned him three decades of fame.
The peak of his popularity was in the 1970s, but during the 1990s, the rediscovery of 1970s music worked to his advantage, and Barry White was revered once more as a disco love god.
He also won a whole new audience when his music was used in the hit television comedy series Ally McBeal, in which White once appeared
Despite being unable to read or write music, White sold more than 100 million records.
He won belated recognition for his success in 2000 when he won his first two Grammys for best male and tradition R&B vocal performance for the song, Staying Power.