FILE - In this May 14, 2005 file photo, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson arrive at the Legends Ball in Santa Barbara, Calif. Ashford's longtime friend and former publicist told The Associated Press ... more 
FILE - In this May 14, 2005 file photo, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson arrive at the Legends Ball in Santa Barbara, Calif. Ashford's longtime friend and former publicist told The Associated Press that Ashford died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Michael A. Mariant, File
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