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nick ashford singingLegendary Motown songwriter Nick Ashford died Monday evening, but his legacy will forever live on.

On Facebook status updates and Twitter feeds, commiseration and nostalgia was the order of the evening by music fans quoting old Ashford & Simpson lyrics. Part of his legacy will forever live on in the next generation.

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Ashford’s life charted an improbable arc from hardscrabble beginnings — he met wife Valerie Simpson in 1964 while in search of a free meal at a Harlem church — to the pinnacle of musical success.

Read more at TheGrio.com

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