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Music Legend Nick Ashford of the Legendary Duo Ashford & Simpson Passes Away At Age 70

Nick Ashford who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote and performed 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.

Ashford & Simpson megahits included I’m Every Woman,  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need To Get By and Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand

Thank you Nick Ashford for the decades of great music and may you Rest in Peace

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