Jackson 5 Songwriter, Willie Hutch, Dead at 60

Published: 2005-09-27
Motown singer, songwriter, and producer Willie Hutch recently passed away. Hutch died in Duncanville Texas at the age of sixty.

Hitting the peak of his career in the 1970s, he is probably best known for co-writing songs for Mowtown boy-band the Jackson 5. He helped pen tracks like "Never Can Say Goodbye" and the number one hit "I'll Be There."

He also wrote soundtracks for 70s movies like The Mack and Foxy Brown and produced songs for Motown mega stars like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross.

According to the Detroit Free Press, "Survivors include six children; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers, and eight sisters."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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