Kravitz And Kingston Pay Tribute To Ashford

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August 23, 2011 | 7:40am EST

Lenny Kravitz and Sean Kingston have paid tribute to Motown songwriter Nickolas Ashford, who passed away on Monday.
The musician, who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote a string of hits including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman, died after a battle with throat cancer.

Now Kravitz is leading Twitter tributes to Simpson, writing, “Left rehearsal. Heard Nick Ashford passed. A legend. My heart goes out to Valerie. My Lord, ain’t no mountain high enough. Solid as a rock.”

Meanwhile, Kingston writes, “RIP NICK ASHFORD… Amazing Songwriter & Musician! Def Will Be Missed.”

Singer Ashanti adds, “R.I.P Nick Ashford one of the most Soulful & Amazing Singer/Songwriters Timeless Classic Music.. Many Prayers & Blessings to his Family”, and comedienne Sandra Bernhard writes, “My thoughts go out tonight to valerie simpson for her loss of the great nick ashford.”