Sad news to report today. Long time songwriter Rod Temperton who gained worldwide fame by writing Thriller and Rock With You massive hits for Michael Jackson’s career has died at the age of 66 last week in London. The cause of death was listed in the press release as a “Battle with Cancer”.
Temperton’s other hits included Off The Wall and Baby Be Mine for Jackson and Boogie Nights for his band Heatwave.
Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was among those paying tribute, tweeting: “Your genius gave us a funkier world!”