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Legendary songwriter Nickolas Ashford passed away in a New York
City hospital on August 22 afternoon. The one-half of Motown Duo
Ashford and Simpson had been battling throat cancer with radiation
treatment. Nick's wife Valerie Simpson and children were at his
bedside when he died.
Nickolas Ashford's friend and former publicist Liz Rosenberg has
confirmed the news of his death. Liz revealed that Nick had been
battling throat cancer with radiation treatment and his death was
quite sudden. He added that his wife Valerie and children were with
him when he died.
Nick wrote a number of popular songs with his wife Valerie. The
songs like 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'Ain't Nothing Like the
Real Thing', 'You're All I Need to Get By' and 'Reach Out and Touch
Somebody's Hand' are his ever green songs. They were inducted into
the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
However, the sudden demise of Nickolas Ashford has shocked many
in the Music industry.