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BREAKING NEWS: NICK ASHFORD OF THE R&B GROUP ASHFORD AND SIMPSON HAS DIED

22 Aug

According to USA Today:

Nick Ashford, who wrote many Motown classics with his wife Valerie Simpson, died Monday. He was 70.
His longtime friend and former publicist Liz Rosenberg told 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 Enough, You’re All I Need To Get By and Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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