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Songwriter Who Wrote 'Thriller' Dead at 66

Anyone who's ever joyously sung, "'Cause this is THRILLER!" at a Halloween party was singing the work of Rod Temperton, though they may not have known it. And now the songwriter behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more of his big hits, including "Off the Wall" and "Rock With You," has...
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He was also behind Jackson's hits 'Rock With You' and 'Off the Wall.'        

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Songwriter Rod Temperton has died of cancer in London. He was 66.  His music publisher said Wednesday in a statement that the man who wrote Michael Jackson's “Thriller” and other hits had died last week. It did not say exactly when....

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