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Legendary Singer/Songwriter Nick Ashford Dead At 69 [Video/Photo]


Nick Ashford, the legendary Motown singer/songwriter from the husband and wife duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at the age of 69.

According to reports, Ashford passed away Monday in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment.

Ashford together with his wife Valerie Simpson, penned several of Mowtown’s classics for artists such as Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, including “Solid,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” by Diana Ross, “You’re All I Need to Get By” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and the anthemic “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000043605516 Angel Quey

    My condolences to the family of Nick Ashford. He was truly talented. Will miss him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532318647 Natalie Godwin

    sad…RIP x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1211180435 Senior Mauvet

    rest in peace mi friend dem tunes stilk rock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1211180435 Mvt Snr

    rest in peace mi friend dem tunes stilk rock.