The band had a string of hits, including "Shining Star," "September," "Boogie Wonderland," and "After the Love has Gone."
In 2000, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Maurice was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
Maurice's brother, Verdine, is also a band member.
Although Maurice wasn't touring, he remained involved in the decisions regarding the band.
Maurice was 74.