Rod Temperton, former member of Heatwave & the songwriter behind several of Michael Jackson’s hits, including “Thriller,” has died after a brief battle with cancer.

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Temperton was best known for his work as the sole songwriter of several of the late King of Pop’s songs, including “Thriller,” “Rock With You,” “Off the Wall” and “The Lady in My Life.” He also composed tracks for legendary artists such as Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and The Carpenters.

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