Politicians mourn the death of Bill Withers
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Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump fights for battleground Arizona Biden to air 90-minute radio programs targeting Black voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's big battleground | Trump and Harris hit the trail in Arizona | Turnout surges among new voters MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-N.J.) and other political figures are mourning the death of Bill Withers, saying the "Lean on Me" singer's words are more poignant than ever in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day" songwriter died Monday at 81 in Los Angeles from heart complications, The Associated Press reported Friday.

The Grammy Award winner's 1972 hit "Lean on Me," was performed at the inaugurations of former Presidents Obama and Clinton. The song features lyrics including "Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow / But if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow," offering listeners a message of camaraderie and strength during tough times.


On Friday, Harris and Booker tweeted:


Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinBitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  Susan Collins and the American legacy MORE (D-W.Va.) said he was "heartbroken" about news of the death of the West Virginia-born performer.

And former Obama White House adviser Valerie JarrettValerie June JarrettThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Pelosi, Mnuchin push stimulus talks forward, McConnell applies brakes Jacobin Editor-at-Large: Valerie Jarrett's support for Citigroup executive's mayoral campaign 'microcosm' of Democrats' relationship with Wall Street Hollywood gives Biden's digital campaign final star-studded push MORE called Withers’s music a "cherished" part of her life.