This amazing duo has now been cut down to one. Condolences go out to Valerie, his family, and friends. Ashford and Simpson wrote and produced my favorite Diana Ross album. I’ll be posting a song later. This is a sad day.
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 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.