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Nick Ashford Of Ashford And Simpson Dies


Nick Ashford Dies

1/2 of the legendary Motown singing duo Ashford and Simpson died Monday.

Reps for Nick Ashford confirm that the 70-year-old singer/songwriter passed away at a New York city hospital where he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

Ashford is noted for penning hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Aint’ Nothing Like The Real Thing” alongside Valerie Simpson, who later became his wife.

The news of his death was confirmed by the singer’s friend, music publicist Liz Rosenberg.

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  • brotherap

    Undoubtedly TWO of the BEST! Their collaborations were always like the very best, well cut, hand tailored suit, that one would always admire. They and their music always fit whatever occasion extremely well, whether a love ballad or uptempo creation. Kudos to both Nick and Valerie. Now R.I.P. brother Nick, you have been a master of your craft, one half of perfection personified.

  • MissJackieM

    We have lost another one of our gifted,creative musical talents and it hurts !! R.I.P Mr. Ashford you have earned it !!