By Laura Stampler
March 16, 2015

Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro, who brought music-lovers hits including “Africa,” died early Sunday after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as ALS. He was 59.

“Our brother Mike passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:04 AM last night at home surrounded by his family,” Steve Porcaro, Mike’s brother and bandmate, posted on Facebook Sunday. “Rest in peace, my brother.”

He continued on Twitter:

Toto, which has a new album out this month, has previously partnered with the ALS Association to raise money and awareness for the disease during tours.

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