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Rod Temperton, one of the most successful British pop songwriters of all time, has passed away

Today the passing of Rod Temperton was announced by Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell, the legendary songwriter’s music publisher:

“Rod Temperton, British Composer and Musician, died last week at the age of 66 in London following a brief aggressive battle with cancer. His funeral was private. He was often referred to as The Invisible Man. He was the sole writer of multiple successful songs such as “Thriller,” “Off The Wall,” “Rock With You,” “Give Me The Night,” “Sweet Freedom,” “Always & Forever” and “Boogie Nights” to name just a few.

“His family is devastated and request total privacy at this, the saddest of sad times.”