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Alicia Keys, Spike Lee & More Remember Nick Ashford

We reported to you earlier about the death of the legendary Nick Ashford. His passing has caused a stir and many celebrities are remembering and sending their condolences via Twitter. Take a look.

Alicia Keys:

“I’m so sad that he’s gone…..So many of the greatest are going to a greater place….what a legacy of infectious music… man!”


“R.I.P Nick Ashford one of the most Soulful & Amazing Singer/Songwriters Timeless Classic Music, Many Prayers & Blessings to his Family.”

Lenny Kravitz:

 “Left rehearsal. Heard Nick Ashford passed. A legend. My heart goes out to Valerie. My Lord, ain’t no mountain high enough. Solid as a rock.”

Russell Simmons:

“R.I.P. Nick Ashford has left his body Most cannot see his everlasting spirit, but the eyes behind the eyes remain w/us.”

Spike Lee:

“Sad Morning.We lost another Giant yesterday,The Great NICK ASHFORD.Nick,along with his Wife Valerie Simpson wrote amazing Songs,”



Legendary Motown Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies

Today is a sad day for music.

Nick Ashford, one half of Motown songwriting duo Ashford and Simpson, died today in a New York City hospital at a young 70 years old.  He was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent radiation treatments.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

With wife Valerie Simpson, they wrote a handful of  Motown’s classic hits, mainly for singing duo Marvin Gaye  and Tammi Terell (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Your Precious Love,” “Ain’t Nothin Like the Real Thing,” “You’re All I Need to Get By”). They were inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame back in 2002.

Rest in peace.