Valerie Simpson: “I Had The Greatest Guy In The World”

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Valerie Simpson, 67, wrote some of the greatest love songs of all time with her husband and writing partner, Nick Ashford. But when he died of throat cancer in August 2011 at the age of 70, Simpson lost a friend, lover and partner. How did she cope?

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After spending more than four decades together, during which time they turned out Motown classics like Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and Solid As A Rock. she didn’t know if she would ever get back onstage.

When asked about how she copes, especially on the anniversary of his death (which coincides with her birthday), the award-winning writer and performer says: “It’s just one step at a time. There’s no getting around it. Some days are better than other days. I have a great network of family and friends who lift me up when I just want to go lay down. It’s something I didn’t expect – to be in this position. Nothing prepares you for it. It’s a hard thing to go through.”

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