Nick Ashford of the Motown duo Ashford & Simpson died in a New York hospital yesterday at the age of 70. Nick Ashford wrote several hit songs with his partner and later wife Valerie Simpson, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and “Your All I Need to Get By” and several others that were picked up and recorded by big recording stars like Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. Nick Ashford’s contributions to the songwriting and production of huge R&B hits has placed him in the pantheon of Motown legends. Ashford died of throat cancer.
Check out some archived articles on Nick Ashford from the Washington Post here.