Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies


NEW YORK (AP) – Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70.

His longtime friend and former publicist Liz Rosenbergtold the Associated Press that Ashford — who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown's biggest hits — died Monday in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment.
Among the songs Ashford & Simpson penned are Ain't No Mountain High EnoughYou're All I Need To Get Byand Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Anonymous said…
Rest in peace, you did great work. To his family you have my deepest sympathy.Rejoice also he is now writing for Gods heavenly choir.
Anonymous said…
We have lost a legend. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Antionette R. said…
R.I.P MR.SIMPSON I LOVE UR SONGS SINCE I WAS LITTLE GIRL AND GREATEST SYMPATHY TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY
Anonymous said…
You will always be remembered. Res in Peace
Anonymous said…
I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I WOULD SEE ABOUT THE LOST OF MR. SIMPSON. HIS FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS ALWAYS AND FOREVER. HE IS RESTING PEACEFULLY IN A MORE RELAXED PLACE NOW.
Michelle Kemp said…
RIP TRUE LEGEND, you will be missed but never FORGOTTON
Anonymous said…
You will never be forgotten. RIP Mr. Ashford..My prayers goes out to the family
mary jo frederick said…
i am so shocked i couldn't believe what i was reading.my heart goes out to his wife and daughters.we loved you here in detroit!! god bless you
Lady A said…
Audra J., Down South in the Mississippi Delta, Rest In Peace, Mr.Nick Ashford. We gonna miss you!!!:-).
LaTonya said…
A terrific songwriter and singer. Thank you for the wonderful music. May you rest in peace. To your family my condolences and may they find peace in your memory.
alicia banks said…
i will miss him so!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eQmlJxg9bA&playnext=1&list=PLD91A78D85D022557
Anonymous said…
A true inspiration to me as a writer... Your talent, dedication, & lovely relationship with your wife made U special beyond words!! Your music will live on as U R.I.P. My prayers go out to the family, friends, & fans... Blessings Always!
Anonymous said…
My prayers go out to the family. May God hold your hand and keep your heart. There was amazing wisdom in your songs.
One God, One Love
DCB

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