In very sad news, the legendary Nick Ashford of "Ashford and Simpson" (singing/songwriting duo) has passed away at the age of 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. Among the songs Ashford & Simpson penned are “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” ‘’You’re All I Need To Get By” and “Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand.” He is survived by his wife and two daughters.I feel so bad for Valerie Simpson. Her husband was more than a "husband" to her. They worked together and have been in each other's lives for 40 years. I can't imagine how she feels.
RIP! Flip that hair in heaven, sir!