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  • Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson Fame Dies at 70

    Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:55:45

    Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson Fame Dies at 70 - He was battling throat cancer

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    The Associated Press reports that singer/songwriter Nick Ashford - who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown's biggest hits and was known for their hit '80s hit "Solid"- died in a New York City hospital on Monday, Aug. 22. Ashford had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment, but in the end lost the battle.

    Ashford was 70. He is suffered by his wife and two daughters.

    RIP, Nick Ashford. You were one of the true songwriting talents of the modern age.

    What is your favorite Motown song? Favorite Ashford & Simpson song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.23.11



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