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Nick Ashford
May 4, 1942 - August 22, 2011
New York City, New York

I really miss Nick Ashford, this duo is best I have ever seen. Nick and Valle are just like hand in glove rest in peace Nick you are well missed!


Posted by: Lynn Carter - SILVER SPRING, MD - fan
Dec 09, 2015


Candle

loved you and your wife's music...you were a blessing...now you're writing songs for God's choir...will see ya when I get there...this photo was taken in the 70's and the song...Ain't no mountial High enough...


Posted by: Jordan Giovanni - fan
May 07, 2012


Candle

oh nick you are singing with the angels i can hear you in my heart and mind i am a african american jesih sistah who loved all of your songs you wrot e with valerie, you have crossed over jordan, you are in a state of happiness i know you are set apart from the pain of this world but watching over your fanmily we love you and will never forget the beauty you were put on this earth to do in your work, valerie i know you hurt but he is with you and your children, the sweetest face you and he were meant to be partners inall that you did and still do, never since ossie davis and ruby dee will we see such love, partnership and beauty, love you you so much, ashleigh


Posted by: ashleigh - fan
Dec 26, 2011


Candle

The voice of an angel has been silenced here on earth and has returned to his heavenly home. Those of us who remain on earth, will cherish his songs, the love he sang about to his wife and fans and know that he is not far from us at all. Take your rest now, oh weary servant. Job well done Nick Simpson. Take your rest indeed.


Posted by: M. Adams - Huge Fan
Oct 30, 2011


Candle

Mr Ashford, was a wonderful half to one of my favorite musical groups. Since I were in high school, I have enjoyed the beautiful music of Ashford and Simpson. Over the years , I have listened to so much of their music, that I feel as if Knew them, up to today , l am still listening to their music everyday. My heart goes out to Valerie and their family. This beautiful man will be greatly be missed. Valentia Crapps.


Posted by: valentia crapps - devoted fanBPxX
Oct 16, 2011


Candle

I'am so sorry to hear about your lost.your heart will ache for a long time but remember to keep your trust in god he will help the pain to heal.


Posted by: carolyn haynes - n/a
Oct 03, 2011


Candle

I have been a fan since the70's when I was just a teenager. Throughout the years I have been in love with the music of the famous couple,Ashford and Simpson. Your music has always touched me soul and I was so in awe of the love that was evident between the two of you.
Valerie my deepest sympathy as I know the pain you are in. I also have lost my mate four years ago. I felt like all the air was taken away from me. A very dear friend told me earlier this year that what I must do now is to live my life in a way to honor his memory and what was shared between the two of us. This way only one life is lost, not two. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Love to you,
A loyal fan.


Posted by: Karen - Fan
Oct 02, 2011


Candle

My Condolences to his family. Wonderful Singer.


Posted by: Lynda Michaud
Oct 02, 2011


Candle

I have all of their music--When they perfomed in New York--My friend and I was always at the shows. Ms. Simpsion--My heart is with you and your family always!!!
A true fan of you and your husband--

Love You Always--


Posted by: Sheryl A. Bright - A true fan
Oct 01, 2011


Candle

Thank you Nick for such beautiful music during your life time. You will truly be missed! You and Valarie gave us that still believed in LOVE, something to truly hold on to. Your words will live on in the minds and hearts of those you touched with so much wisdom. Rest in Peace!!!


Posted by: Roderick Morris - FAN
Sep 30, 2011


Thank you for all the years of beautiful music you and your wife gave us. It was obvious the two of you had a special connection s I noticed in all pictures of the two of you, you were always touching:) The music the young people have to listen to can't hold a candle to yours! I will continue to be a loyal fan as you rest in eternal peace Nick


Posted by: Theresa Schiavo - Anaheim, CA - None
Sep 26, 2011


Candle

Thank you for the beautiful and wonderful songs of love you gave from your heart.


Posted by: valerie a johnson - musician
Sep 25, 2011


Candle

Through the test of time, Ashford and Simpson has succeeded in the music industry. Their music will live forever through their own love songs and through the songs they have created for others. Well Done thy good and faithful servant. It's time to come home now. REST IN PEACE!


Posted by: Rosemary Brown - Loyal Fan
Sep 23, 2011


I grew up listening to my mama play this music. It was my first exposure to relatioships and true love. Thank you both for my education, and my brother, please, may you rest in peace. I pray that the Great Comforter embraces your family in your absence.


Posted by: Natalie - music admirer
Sep 23, 2011


Candle

Sad news to hear. Nick RIP I have very fond memories everytime I hear their music. Valarie be strong, and my prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed.

Trixie in Seattle.


Posted by: Iris R Williams(Trixie) - Fan
Sep 22, 2011


My first love song that pierced my heart came from Ashord & Simpson !
For Nick Ashford, I will always cherish your gift of love & song to us all,...
To see you both perform live,one word, LOVE ! What an incredible experience !!!
To Valerie, God Bless you & family, thank you for sharing Nick with us...


Posted by: Brenda PPinkston - Trenton, NJ - fan
Sep 22, 2011


I've never been big on music but have always loved Ashford and Simpson. I would only go to concerts that featured them. This is a huge lost to the music industry and fans like me. I pray God will comfort and bless his family and friends.


Posted by: Melissa Ahmed - Charlotte, NC - Fan
Sep 22, 2011


I send my heart felt love to the family may God bless you in the years,months and days as you live. The spirit of Nick will be with forever in our hearts and minds.


Posted by: Kevi A. Blue - Buffalo, NY - Fan
Sep 22, 2011


Love,Love,Love the beautiful music of Ashford & Simpson. Dear Valerie, Nick was more to you than to your fans. He was your Business Partner, your Friend, your Soulmate, your Husband and Father to your 2 daughters. Therefore, your loss is much greater. May you find comfort from your extended family of fans. Most importantly, comfort from the scripture found at 1 Corinthians 1:3,4 Please allow..."the God
of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulaiton,".... comfort you.


Posted by: T. - Gary, IN - Fan
Sep 19, 2011


I have fond memories. I have seen this man contribute over the years his gifts and expand the lives of others through his music. This couple has contributed to the civil rights movement and challenged us in their music to rise to the ocassion and do our part. Only God could put them together and only a love of God could produce the results!


Posted by: Yvonne H Parham - Brandon, FL - Fan
Sep 17, 2011


Candle

My Deepist sympathy to the Asford family. I only just learned the news of Nick's passing today! It's said what one is to know they will know even if it comes late. You are forever a dynamic duo! May the good Lord keep Valerie in his care in your absence.


Posted by: Valerie R Wilcox - Fan for Life
Sep 17, 2011


My deepest sympathy to the Family.

One of my favorite songs Stuff Like That!

with Chaka Kahn


Posted by: Brenda Dixon - Hollywood, FL - Fan
Sep 15, 2011


Mrs.Simpson, i want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss.The two of you made beautiful music together,over the years.Mr. Ashford will be missed.My prayers are with you & your Daughters,as you all go through your time of bereavement.Love you,&your music Always.


Posted by: Kenneth Copeland - Atlanta, GA - Fan
Sep 15, 2011


My deepest Sympathy goes out to Mrs. Valrie Simpson and Family. Words can't describe my feelings to you and your family. I just found out today that your husband Mr. Nick Ashford had passed. It was a great pleasure, watching the two of you perform in Eatonville, Florida Blacks Arts Festival. May a Light shine over you Mrs. Valrie Simpson during your time of Loss. Aaron M. Hogans Orlando, Florida


Posted by: Aaron M. Hogans - Orlando, FL - Fan
Sep 15, 2011


I remember in the spring of 2010 I saw them walking down the street holding hand on the block they lived on in NYC they seamed so in love I smiled to myslef and said how lucky I was to see them.


Posted by: Charlene Thompson - Queens, NY - Fan
Sep 15, 2011


Candle

Bless you and your wife for all you've given me through your songs. God bless you. you are truly loved.


Posted by: Robin Barreto - fan and friend in Christ
Sep 14, 2011


Candle

I have enjoyed Ashford and Simpson for years and have listened to their music over and over compared to most singers of today. His soulful voice and love of his wife made the music more enjoyable to listen to. It was so real. He will be missed but his music will continue forever. R.I.P. Nick


Posted by: Bobbi - fan
Sep 14, 2011


Candle

i enjoyed his music down through the years may your soul find god peace that await us all


Posted by: varonica fryson - fan
Sep 13, 2011


Candle

What a lost, the energy that thy had was electricfying, and I know that he is resting now!!!!! Rest on brother rest on.


Posted by: Clara - Fan
Sep 13, 2011


Just as one of your classic songs said, "It seems to hang on", so will the memory and legacy of Nick Ashford. It cannot ever go away! It won't just "hang on" it has planted seeds that are now and will forever grow! To Valerie and the family: You must have many great memories to sustain you through these tough times.
Peace be with you all and thanks for all of the great songs!


Posted by: Michael Foley - houston, TX - fan
Sep 13, 2011


Candle

Ashford & simpson was one of my favorite husband & wife favorite groups. A duo of a team. Valerie, my thoughts and prayer wioo br with you forever.A faithful fAN.


Posted by: janice allen - true fan
Sep 13, 2011


Candle

To one of the best artist I have had the pleasure of hearing. I went to one of their concerts. they really put on a show. The love they had with other was so real. I only wish I can find a man and have half of what they had. Devoted to the end. RIP Nicolas and Ashley my thoughts and prayers are with you as you have lost your soul mate. I love you both,,


Posted by: Deltricia Morgan - Fan and Friend
Sep 12, 2011


Candle

As a young college stuent, many of the songs by Ashford and Simpson were inpirational and inspired me to persevere in my studies... As a young woman experiencing love and life, Ashford and Simpson once again inspired me... this time in life and love... I ave almost all of the music they did as a team.


Posted by: Jan - fan
Sep 11, 2011


Candle

"Gimme Something Real" I found out about your music, during the Motown years. But then I found out from "The Real Thing" that you and Valerie wrote "Let's Go Get Stoned" for Ray Charles and California Soul" which was recorded by The 5th Dimension, even before your Motown years. My favorite song of yours is "Mainline". But the song that means the most
to me is "Gimme Something Real" because that's what I was looking for in 1973 and what I'm looking for now. To Valerie: As Nick wrote
in "Harden Not Your Heart"
Somewhere in the quietness there a voice will speak to you telling you exactly what to do.
At first you'll feel hopeless blind,
but if you don't look behind the mountain in
front of you will fall.


Posted by: Charles William Artis - a fan
Sep 11, 2011


Candle

Rest in peace sweet prince...


Posted by: tonia
Sep 11, 2011


I will always remember how your music made my wife and I so happy. After 48 years of marriage we are still solid as a rock. Thank You. RIP Nick Ashford


Posted by: Roosevelt Smith Sr - Seattle, WA - Fan
Sep 10, 2011


Candle

Since my high school days, I've listen to your music and I still do! I had the great fortune of seeing you in concert at Valley Forge when I was in my twenties! And what a performance! I have always loved watching the love between you and Val and admired it. Rest in peace.


Posted by: Valerie
Sep 10, 2011


Let me try again with my entry, I am very sorry for your loss, Mr. Ashford will always be remember through the love ballets that He and his wife Mrs. Simpson created over the years. Just before this unforunated loss occurred I happen to be watching videos old school that is,and solid as a rock came on, it took me back to my senior year in high school. I listen to the words again and thought " that is determination and "Love" what any married couple should have over the years. This time in life is very difficult for the family, may you all "throw your burden on our Heavenly Father and He will sustain you all" Psalm 55:22. I am truly sorry for your great loss- You are in my prayers.


Posted by: argaret beard - bethlehem, PA
Sep 10, 2011


Since my teen years have always been a fan of Ashford and Simpson. Thank you both for the lyrics down through the years. May our Heavenly Father's Mercy, Grace surround you and your children as you walk under the sun. In Jesus Name. Amen


Posted by: jennifer - los angeles, CA - fan
Sep 10, 2011


Candle

Thank you Nick.......Peace 2 u and i hope to c u on the other side.


Posted by: Thu D Projectt - Fan / Artist
Sep 10, 2011


I went to the sugar bar and Nick and Valerie were there and I approached Nick and told him how I loved and admired his talent and he was warm and receptive and gave me a beautiful smile. I asked if we could take a picture and he said yes. A great great talent gone from us. R.I.P. NICK. SING IN THE HEAVENS


Posted by: Tina Jackson - bronx, NY - I went to nick and Valeries rest
Sep 08, 2011


Candle

I have been a devoted fan of Ashford and Simpson for more years than I care to count. Their music was soulful, uplifting and always contained a relevant message. It was truly food for the soul. Nick Ashford will be remembered as an icon in his field.


Posted by: Gwen Jones - gwenpjones@me.com
Sep 08, 2011


Candle

I loved them both dearly, and really can't imagine one without the other.I once had the opportunity of speaking with both of them on a call-in radio program, and needless to say they were both so nice to me.Valerie my prayers are with you my dearest sister, and may your soul-mate Nick R.I.P.


Posted by: Rashidah - Their Biggest Fan!!!
Sep 07, 2011


Candle

I just loved the commitment him and his wife had with each that pushed me to have that with my wife.I loved thier music


Posted by: bruce griffin - fan
Sep 07, 2011


I am a hugh Ashford and Simpson fan. I had the pleasure of meeting them both years ago at Joe Williams home in New Haven, CT. I took a picture with them which I treasure. I could not believe how nice they both were.
My children grew up listening to their music because I played it all the time. Two of my favorites are "Send It" and "Loose Me". I had the pleasure of seeing them perform a summer Concert in the park during the summer of '09 in Hamden, CT. I took some beautiful pictures of that performance not knowing I would not have the opportunity to see them both perform together again. I will teasure those pictures forever.
Val, you are blessed to have met your soul mate. You are blessed to have had the opportunity to share 38 wonderful years with him. Not many of use have had that opportunity.

Nick Ashford will really be missed.


Posted by: Mary - New Haven, CT - Fan
Sep 07, 2011


I was very saddened to hear of Ashford's passing, Loved his and Simpson's music, I listened to them when I was growing up as a teenager, loved to dance to all of there music. Terrific man and singer and songwriter. I am going to miss him so so very much. To his wife and children my deepest condolences to you all. May God Bless you all and keep you safe in this very hard time of sadness. Rest in Peace Nick Ashford, sing great music up in heaven to the Angels and the great Savior I know he will love it.


Posted by: Carol Vallez - Albuquerque, NM - A Fan
Sep 06, 2011


Candle

I was fortunate enough to give you a high five as you sang and danced past me during your last visit to San Francisco. It was an honor and a priveldge, thanks for so many memories of my growing up.


Posted by: john - Long time fan
Sep 06, 2011


Candle

His music will live on. I will miss him, and I no his family will. God bless you, Nic. and your family too. L.Gac


Posted by: Lauren - fan
Sep 06, 2011


Candle

Nick -
I wish they could've found a cure! Rest in peace, brother. You're now at home in heaven.
Thank you for the gift of your music while you were with us.
David W.


Posted by: David Walach - Burlington, CT - fan
Sep 06, 2011


Candle

Nick,
Thank you for sharing your gift of voice and music. You impacted the lives of many with such love and joy. God bless you.

MicheleR and family Raleigh, NC


Posted by: M. Ricoma - fan
Sep 05, 2011


Candle

My deepest sympathy to the family and all fans.


Posted by: Debra Johnson - Fan of many decades
Sep 05, 2011


Candle

Valerie I first saw you and your sweetheart at mELBA MOORE'S AT THE ST REGIS HOTEL IN 1985 BERNARND JOHNSON TOLD ME I COULD COME UP TO HER SUITE, 1204, THE FIRST PEOPLE I SAW WAS NICK, THEN I SAW YOU VALERIE YOU WERE SO SWEET THEN BOBBY HALL SAID HEY LETS SING, I LOVE YOU AND MONICA RIVERS IS YOUR BABY GOD MOMMY I LOVE YOU AND I WROTE A SONG FOR NICK KAREN BOONE, MY UNCLE IS JAMES SPAULDING LETS DO SOMETHING GREAT FOR YOUR HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH


Posted by: karen dolores boone - fan
Sep 05, 2011


Candle

Prayers goes out to the family...He was truely a legend and will be missed.


Posted by: Charlotte and Bobby Davis - Fan
Sep 05, 2011


Candle

We will miss you - SOLID AS A ROCK


Posted by: jeri - fan
Sep 04, 2011


All the nice stuff you have heard about Nick and Val are true. My wife and I have
rubbed shoulders/shook hands/hugged/posed for pictures with them several times at The Sugar Bar. Never, ever, ever would you see
Nick or Val being distant or snobbish. They are both SO warm. Our love goes to you, Valerie, and your family. Nick is smiling down and so proud of you. What a loss for us
all!!! Peace, brother. 72nd Street will NEVER forget you!


Posted by: Tom and Tanya Phillips - Queens, NY - fans/friends
Sep 04, 2011


Candle

On this day I celebrate your re-united destiny with our Father. You will be missed. I only desire to pray for Valerie and their girls as they are going thru the most difficult challenge of their lives.


Posted by: Brenda Knight - Fan
Sep 04, 2011


Candle

I have been an ashford and Simpson fan for many years. I remembered my family a lsot of their many songs at our family get togethers. U will be missed and I'm prayin for the wife and family that God will see you through..amen


Posted by: Stephanie sumlin - Fan
Sep 04, 2011


Candle

The harmonies of so many years has rung a sweet refrain of memories teaching us through song and living example of what true and tender feelings of love really mean.


Posted by: Ronald
Sep 03, 2011


Candle

I am going to miss the wonderful music and your beautiful voice. Thank you for being a man of integrity, wonderful husband and father. RIP.


Posted by: Carmen Coburn - Fan
Sep 03, 2011


Candle

All thing bright and beautiful All creatures great and small All thing wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all. God is just one step away he will go all the way with you .


Posted by: Deborah - A BIG FAN
Sep 03, 2011


Candle

I Pray God's blessings on the Ashford family. Nick will always be remembered!

Frank Williams


Posted by: Frank Williams - Long time admirer
Sep 03, 2011


Candle

God created man, then women. Nick was the epitome of what God made man to be.
Valarie , Even though Nick has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour, His legacy is Solid As A Rock.. Love your music..Cynthia Hickman from Richmond , VA


Posted by: cynthia hickman - fan
Sep 03, 2011


Candle

As half of a dynamic musical couple and a positive public figure of a strong black marriage, Nick Ashford, to me, defined the meaning of a sexy, confident and serious black man in love with a black woman. In a word "BEAUTIFUL". God bless his soul as well as Valarie and the rest of his family he leaves behind.


Posted by: Kimberly Whatley - FAN
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

most of their hits came along before I did, but everything they created I love and know well he will be greatly missed. My Prayers got out to his wife and family.......


Posted by: Paul - fan
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

I have always enjoyed the duo singing and I thought that they were very unique.

My prayers are with you and your family.

God bless!


Posted by: Brenda Harper - None
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

I fell in love with their music back in the early 70's when I was a child hanging with my late sister Kim Lee and her husband Warren Lee sitting back listening to their 33's and was REALLY stuck on their song "Is it still good to ya" not knowing the meaning of the words to the song AT THAT TIME. I was torn to tears when I heard of his passing and will still say to my children as well to their friend....that was MUSIC! The world has truly lost 1/2 of the best performs of any decade and their music lives on forever. My prayers goes out to the entire family as well as the music industry!


Posted by: Carole E. Palmer-Evans - BIG fan
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

My deepest sympthy for the lose of a very talented man. I loved Ashford and Simpson. Their music will be long remebered and played. So soulful. Rest in Peace.


Posted by: Mary Colw - FN
Sep 02, 2011


NEW YORK, Monday, August 29: This evening at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, Memorial services took place for Mr. Nick Ashford, one-half of the talented song writing/ performing team Ashford and Simpson, who died last week at 70. The ceremony was attended by celebrities from the world of TV, Fashion, Entertainment, and Arts. Over one thousand people attended the service, a few hundred gathered on the closed to traffic block where Abyssinian Church is. This was New York's way of showing their love to the creative geniuses that wrote such romantic tunes as "Solid as a Rock" and many others. When Valerie was leaving the church, a crowd gathered around her, overwhelmed by the attention and the flashes, she raised her right hand as a symbolic gesture to acknowledge and thank the crowd for all the love she was receiving. It was a very emotional moment. Everyone stayed silent as she enters her car and leaves. Fernando Natalici


Posted by: FERNANDO NATALICI - New York, NY - FAN
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

Dear Valarie, Family members and Friends of Nick Ashford,
Like every life, each sorrow is unique, and no one knows what you are going through. What we do know is that our hearts are holding you close and wishing you strength and peace. Just listening to all the powerful music he was apart of I feel like I too am at loss. Your memorany will live on in my heart. Peace Adele Ray and Family from Jamaica Queens New York,


Posted by: Adele Denson-Ray - Fan
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

I admired your style and talent. RIP ,you will truly be missed .My condolences to your wife Valarie, and children.


Posted by: Ron Owens - Your greatest fan.
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

Dear Valerie,

Wishing you my Condolences, you where such a great couple.

May God bless you and give you strength.

Maria


Posted by: MARIA - LOTTE BURKE method
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

His Journey's Just Begun

Don't think of him as gone away,
his journey has just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.

Think of how he must be wishing
that we could know, today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those who lives he touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.


Posted by: Arlene Grice - FAN
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

As half of the song writing team of my all time favorite song "Your all I need to get by" Mr and Mrs Ashford, Thank you for being a part of my life with your wonderful songs. They will live on for a long long time. I now play them for my grandchildren. I will miss Nick. I also want to send my sympathy to Val and their daughters. God Speed Karen Lampert


Posted by: Karen Pippin-Myers Lampert
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

Dear Val and Family:
I go back when I first heard Solid As A
Rock, from that day on I never stopped listening to your songs. Nick will be missed
so much. May you find comfort in knowing you
both touched my heart with your music. I will keep on playing the songs.


Posted by: Clara J. - FAN
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, were to of the greatest performers there ever was, SHE was the backbone of the duo and HE was the soul. I LOVE ALL OF THEIR MUSIC no matter who was singing it, especially them.. Rest In Peace Nick you will be greatly missed...Paula Towery


Posted by: Paula Towery - BIF FAN
Sep 02, 2011


Candle

He will be missed but never never forgotten.


Posted by: Richard Banks - FAN
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P. Nick!


Posted by: Dimetrous Nixon - Fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Your music has brought joy to my life since I was a child. Blessed be, Nick...take out your gorgeous wings and fly...


Posted by: Dona
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Great singing duo. Always enjoyed their concerts. They were so senuous singing on stage. Will not be forgotten.


Posted by: Dcur - fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

70's nostalgia
As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and ... "It Seems To Hang On" (1978), "Is It Still Good to Ya" (1978), "Found a Cure"...


Posted by: Debra Joyce Ford - fan
Sep 01, 2011


My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you Val and your family. You and Nick have Blessed me with the words and the ways to express my feelings with my wife. I Pray that you are at Peace and that you continue to turn to the Father for Strength. Blessings, The Howard Family


Posted by: Kevin
Sep 01, 2011


My dear brother Nick, you and Val are two of the greatest song writers that Motown and the world has very seen thats WHY the two of you are in the song writers (Hall of Frame). You and your music will truly be missed by many. My you rest n peace, your world on earth is done. Much Love


Posted by: Amahl Lipkins - Atlanta, GA - music lover from Detroit / Motow
Sep 01, 2011


If there is a heaven, they are truly jammin now and I hope to sit in on the party one day. Another great in the music world has gone on to glory. What a force! What a talent. I am so glad that I did get to see Nick and Val perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Years ago. What a show! Thoughts of comfort and love to the family!


Posted by: Kathryn - Arlington, VA - Fan
Sep 01, 2011


As a singer, I have many fond and musically memories of Nick Ashford and his singing career. He and his wife Valerie have touched so many people worldwide through the art of music. Such a loss but God knows best and he understands our sorrow during this very difficult.

Keith Pennick, Baltimore, Maryland


Posted by: Keith Pennick - Baltimore, MD - Fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

The loss of a great talent and example of a relationship of love. The duo can never be
replaced. My favorite collection is Ashford and Simpson with Maya Angelou. He will be missed. My prayers go up for Valerie and their daughters for strength to continue on in his memory.


Posted by: Mirgnonetta Ready - Youngstown, OH - Long time Fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Thank you Mr. Ashford for sharing you gifts with the world. Thank you and you lovely wife for the wonderful example of what marriage and family should be. I know your presence in Heaven will increase the property value.....I pray that my mansion is close to yours.


Posted by: Geral B French - Fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

To the Ashford Family and Friends!

My Prayers go out to you I know what it is to lose a love one to any kind of Cancer. My mom pass away about 2 years ago after Christmas from breast and lung cancer.

So keep your head up and your hands in God hands, and he will be there for you. I know when you have been with this person for, so long it's hard to beleive that they are gone.

Just think of the good times that you share together, and the smile that Nick alway have when you see him. Mamie, Love Ya!


Posted by: Mamie - Fan
Sep 01, 2011


I met Mr. Ashford back in 1989 in tompkin park on the lower eastside in nyc and he was sitting on a park bench.I ask if he would mind if I sat down he said no and I sat there asking him question about everyone I could think of in show business and he gave me 1 hour of his time. I will remember that day for the rest of my life.Oh yea it was a fathers day at that rest on Mr Nick Ashford and thanks


Posted by: Nate Wells - New York City, NY - A friend from the past
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Several years ago, Nick and Val appeared at the ArtScape in Baltimore Maryland. They are one singing duo I have admired for years. I had the pleasure of meeting you behind stage before your performance.

That night as Nick walked on to the stage, the ladies went wild. Val in her cool, calm way said, "Ladies, Ladies. He's all mine."

As a professional photographer I had the honor to photograper the duo from directly in front of the stage. Pictures of Nick and Val are proudly displayed in the portrait galary of my website.

After so many years to hits, please Nick rest in peace and Val, be strong.

Clinton


Posted by: Clinton Pettiford, Esq. - Professional Photographer
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

Mr. Ashford was such a gentle and inspiring person. He certainly made a difference in my life. His passion for love was paramont.


Posted by: Virginia Crawford - charitable fan
Sep 01, 2011


I was a disc jockey in the 70's and "It Seems to Hang On" was fantastic. But Nick, your best performance ever was the last line of "New Jack City". You spoke for an entire city. Drug dealers souls ARE required in hell. We'll miss you.


Posted by: Hugh
Sep 01, 2011


we love you and we hold your wife, children , family , and all his fans!!!


Posted by: janice faulk - montgomery, TX - fan
Sep 01, 2011


Candle

I will miss you and your music...I grew up on your sounds. Your music will live on forever. God bless and rest in peace!!!


Posted by: Bessie Y. Hoskins - fan
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

To the Ashford family, God bless and comfort you.


Posted by: Alice Scott Jackson - fan
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

I so love the music made by Nick Ashfird and Valery Simpson. I remember watching you both on television in the 70's. A wonderful life a wonderful career. May God Bless his family.


Posted by: Georgia McKeever - A long time fan
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

hey val im sorry to here about your loss and he will be turley missed and he was a great singer and now he is with jesus in heaven so dont worry no more he is watching over you and your familey right now and i loved him so very much and nick was a good man and i love you to valerie so much and god bless you love your fan kyana waters


Posted by: kyana - biggest fan
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

I grew up with his music...it always made me feel good and I am in awe of his style and melodies. God Bless you Valerie & daughters. A wonderful example of love taken for granted by the public & people of our culture. You two will always be a class act!!


Posted by: Sheronda Martin - fan!
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

Been Found! Thank you Nick Ashford for you real life love story. Mrs Ashford.. I have no words that will soothe this type of grief. I thank God for his life


Posted by: mary - #1Fan
Aug 31, 2011


I will never forget the concerts that you and Nick put on in Detroit, Michigan, at the great Fox & Masonic Temple. On one occassion when you were in Town, I entered a dance contest too see you. I WON!!!!!!!!! And you all turned it out!
That's how loyal of a fan I am.
Thanks for the memories.
With deepest sympathy
Elaine Bouyer
37840 Wendy Lee Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
248-579-3422


Posted by: Elaine Bouyer - Farmington Hills, MI - admirring fan
Aug 31, 2011


Candle

hey val i know you miss nick because i sure do and may the angels watch over you and your daughters tonight


Posted by: kyana - biggest fan
Aug 31, 2011



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