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Rod Temperton Dies; Iconic Songwriter Was 66

Rod Temperton, a songwriter behind some of the biggest hits of all-time, died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. You may not have heard of Temperton, but we can guarantee you're familiar with some of his music. For example, he wrote Michael Jackson's "Thriller." In response to news of his death going public, musicians quickly flocked to social media to share their sorrow over the loss of the talented writer and keyboardist, who spent many decades working with many famous artists.
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