LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Nick Ashford, of the famous Motown duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70.

Ashford and his wife, Valerie Simpson, wrote some of Motown’s biggest hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “All I Need To Get By” and “Solid”.

He passed away Monday at a hospital in New York.

A former publicist says he had been suffering from throat cancer.

Comments (2)
  1. sad says:

    omg this is so sad, they were a fixture on TV & radio in the 70’s + 80’s. I was surprised he was 70. Deepest sympathy to his wife & family. I enjoyed their music.

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