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Nick Ashford, Of Ashford And Simpson Dies Of Throat Cancer

August 22, 2011

By Kym Sellers

Nick Ashford, one half of  Motown’s legendary group Ashford and Simpson died today of throat cancer according to reports.  Ashford, who was 70 years old, penned major hits along with his long time partner and  wife Valerie Simpson.  The two had been married for 38 years.  Originally from South Carolina, Simpson reportedly went through radiation treatments before succumbing to the disease.  He died in a New York Hospital.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters.