Where Is Bill Wither’s Wife Marcia Withers Now? Is She Still Alive?

October 2, 2023   | October 2, 2023  | 

    Marcia Withers is the wife of the late American singer and songwriter Bill Withers. Married in the year 1976, Marcia remained by her famous husband’s side till his death in March 2020. But where has she been following the death of her spouse?

    Over some years, there has been a wide curiosity on whether or not Withers is alive. So, today we have come up with full details regarding the celebrity wife including her current whereabouts and others. Have a close look.

    Key Takeaways

    • Marcia Withers is still alive but her husband Bill Withers died of heart complications in 2020 in his 80s.
    • Marcia married her now-late husband Bill in 1976 and led their nuptial until the death of Bill.
    • She has two children from her marriage.
    • At present, she is living as Bill’s widow and contributing to protecting his legacy behind him.

    Is Bill Wither’s Wife, Marcia Withers Still Alive?

    Yes, Marcia is still alive. Born Marcia Johnson in August 1952, she is currently 71 years old and is living a healthy life in her early 70s in her residence in California.

    On the other hand, her husband Bill is no longer alive in the world. He passed away due to complications in his heart at the age of 81 on March 20, 2020. However, the Withers family revealed his death only four days later and his body was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Southern California.

    Marcia Withers And Her Late Hubby Bill’s Marriage Lasted For 44 Years

    Marcia got married to the Ain’t No Sunshine famed singer Bill in 1976, reportedly the same year they first met at Gil Scott Heron concert. The couple had a relatively low-key wedding.

    Marcia was married to Bill for 44 years
    Marcia and her husband Bill at a young age

    However, it is well-known that Marcia and her spouse led their nuptials for 44 years. Their union ended only after her husband Bill’s death in 2020.

    Before Marcia, Bill was married to his first wife Denise Nicholas, an actress for a year.

    Marcia Was An Inspiration Behind Her Spouse’s Iconic Song Just Two Of Us 

    One of the most iconic songs Just Two Of Us written by Bill Withers was greatly inspired by his relationship with his wife. The songwriter, in fact, wrote this song as a tribute to Marci. Later, during an interview with NPR, Bill revealed that he actually thanked her through the song for everything she did for him. In this regard, he said,

    She hung in there and endured the hardship of associated with getting to a point where you can make a living off of music, and that was not an easy thing to do.

    Elektra Recording Studio released the song in February 1981.

    Marcia Withers Accompanied In Her Husband’s Business As His Manager

    Ever since Marcia stepped into Bill’s life, she started overseeing his business and worked as his career manager. She is in charge of running Billy’s publishing company including Bill’s master recording catalog on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and also a head of Mattie Music Group- Exclusive Bill Withers Music publishing.

    Once talking to Rolling Stone, the Lean On Me singer said,

    She’s my only overseer. I’m lucky I married a woman with an MBA.

    The UCLA Graduate School of Management alumni also has been a co-producer in her husband’s album The Essential Bill Withers.

    Before joining Bill, she was employed at Management III and Concerts West.

    Marcia Is Also Involved With Charity Organization

    In addition to her professional life, Marcia indulges in the well-being of society by participating in and supporting several charity programs. She is also one of the Board members at the organization Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) which advocates an effective program specialized for the youth of age group 3-18 who stutter.

    Besides, she also has one TV credit to her name. She has been featured in the 2009 documentary Still Bill written by Alex Vlack and directed by Alex and Damani Baker.

    Marcia Withers Is A Mother Of Two 

    Together with her now-late spouse Bill, Marcia welcomed two children, a son Todd Withers and a daughter named Kori Withers.

    Marcia Withers with her daughter Kori
    Marcia with her daughter Kori. Source: Instagram

    Todd is her eldest child who arrived into this world in May 1977 and is currently 46 years old. Despite being a star kid, he prefers to live a private life, as a result, not much information about him is available in the public domain.

    Further, she had her second child Kori in July 1979. She is a singer and has shared the stage with her father Bill multiple times. As for her personal life, she has been happily married to her husband Adam since the year 2019.

    What Is Marcia Withers Doing Currently?

    Well, it seems she is continuously working to protect the legacy of her deceased better half Bill as his widow. She took part in several musical programs together with her daughter Kori.

    Recently on June 22, she was captured attending the musical program hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America and Jay Veer Records to honor American composer and musician Dave Grusin, Charles Lloyd, and Clarence Avant. The pictures were uploaded by her daughter on her Instagram.

    Furthermore, she occasionally narrates the story of the book that is based on Billy’s iconic songs such as Lovely Day and others.

    Where Does Marcia Live Now?

    As far as the media is informed, she now resides in Beverly Hills, California with her children.

    Previously while her husband Bill was alive, she used to live with him in their three-storied 5,000-square-foot house furnished with pricey-looking African art in L.A. The pair had purchased the home back in 1998 for $700,000.

    Marcia Wither’s Net Worth

    In 2024, she is reported to have a net worth of $5 million. But her husband had an estimated net amount of $40 million at the time of his death three years back. His wealth probably was divided into three parts, one to Marcia & two to their two children.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Marcia Johnson Withers
    Popular Name Marcia Withers
    Birth Place United States
    Birthday August 1952
    Age 71 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity African-American.
    College UCLA’s Graduate School of Management
    Profession Manager
    Net Worth $5 million
    Height f 5 feet 8 inches
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Widow
    Spouse Bill Withers
    Children Kori and Todd