Soul legend dies

He was 58

Milan B Williams, one of the founding members of The Commodores, has died following a battle with cancer.

The 58 year-old passed away on Sunday (July 9) in Texas.

The Commodores were one of the biggest bands on the Motown label during the 70s and 80s.

Keyboardist Williams played on such hits as ’Easy’ and 1978 UK Number One ’Three Times A Lady’.

Band member Walter Orange said: “He was once, twice, three times a brother and we love him.”

Williams quit the band in 1989.