Nickolas Ashford

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Nick Ashford
Birth name Nickolas Ashford
Born (1941-05-04)May 4, 1941
Fairfield, South Carolina, USA
Died August 22, 2011(2011-08-22) (aged 70)
Manhattan, New York, USA
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer, Actor
Instruments vocal,
Years active 1964-2011
Labels Motown, Warner Bros, Capitol
Associated acts Ashford & Simpson, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross

Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 - August 22, 2011[1][2])



Nick Ashford the partner of songwrititer Valerie Simpson, was suffering of Throat cancer and taken to New York hospital for undergoing treatment, but the cause of his death was not immediately reported. However his death was announced by his former music publicist liz Roseberg. Nick Ashford died in hospital on August 22, 2011 at the age of 70.


  1. ^ Obituary: Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson songwriting team dies at 70. (August 24, 2011). Retrieved on May 1, 2012.
  2. ^ All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Shephen Thomas Erlewine. Backbeat Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8 (p. 17)