Nick Ashford, one half of the legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, succumbed to throat cancer yesterday in New York Hospital. He was 69.
Along with wife Valerie Simpson, the tandem penned several classics including “Solid” , “You’re All I Need (To Get By)”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. In connection to hip-hop, their music has been sampled and covered by several artists including MC Lyte, 50 Cent and most famously, Method Man. Nick is survived by his wife and two daughters.