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Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70. His former publicist told the Associated Press that the singer and songwriter died in a New York City hospital on Monday. He had undergone radiation treatment for throat cancer.

Ashford & Simpson were known for their hit “Solid” and also penned  “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “‘You’re All I Need To Get By.”

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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