They met in 1964 in a Harlem church where Valerie sang in the choir. Nick remembers it as mild curiosity at first sight. “I was interested,” he recalls, “but then I said to myself, ‘She's too young. ‘ ” She was 17; he was 21.

Herein, what happened to Ashford and Simpson?

Motown's Nick Ashford Dies Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson wrote such legendary Motown songs as “Ain't No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand,” has died after a prolonged battle with throat cancer, his publicist announced. He was 70.

Additionally, how much is Valerie Simpson worth? Valerie Simpson net worth: Valerie Simpson is an American R&B singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $10 million.

Likewise, when did Ashford of Ashford and Simpson die?

August 22, 2011

How old is Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson?

73 years (August 26, 1946)

Related Question Answers

How did Nick Simpson die?

Head and neck cancer

What age did Ashford Simpson die?

70 years (1941–2011)

Who originally sang Ain't No Mountain High Enough?

The composition was first successful as a 1967 hit single recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, becoming a hit again in 1970 when recorded by former Supremes frontwoman Diana Ross. The song became Ross's first solo number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

What did Ashford die from?

Head and neck cancer

Is Ashford and Simpson dead?

Deceased (1941–2011)

Who is Ashford and Simpson's daughter?

Asia Ashford
Nicole Ashford

What songs did Valerie Simpson write?

Pages in category “Songs written by Valerie Simpson”
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough.
  • Ain't Nothin' But a Maybe.
  • Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing.

Where was Nick Ashford from?

Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States

What year did Nick Simpson die?

August 22, 2011

When was Nick Ashford born?

May 4, 1941

When did Ashford and Simpson get married?

November 30, 1974 (Valerie Simpson)

Is Valerie Simpson married?

Nickolas Ashford
m. 1974–2011