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Gerry Goffin obit

GERRY GOFFIN, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lyricist and Carole King's ex-husband and longtime collaborator, passed away today due to natural causes in his Los Angeles home. He was 75. Goffin co-wrote numerous hits, including "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" and "The Loco-Motion," as well as many other songs for iconic artists such as The Monkees, The Everly Brothers, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, James Taylor and more. There's no doubt that he will be greatly missed. In a statement, King eulogized her onetime partner in life and song, writing: "Gerry was a good man and a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come. His legacy to me is our two daughters, four grandchildren, and our songs that have touched millions and millions of people, as well as a lifelong friendship. He will be missed by his wonderful wife Michele, his devoted manager, Christine Russell, his five children and six grandchildren." (6/19p)

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