|Carole King, Gerry Goffin|
He was 75, according to The NY Times. No cause was specified.
Goffin and King were students at Queens College when they met in 1958. Over the next decade they fell in love, married, had two children, divorced and moved their writing sessions into and out of 1650 Broadway, across the street from the iconic Brill Building.
Together they composed a catalog of pop standards so diverse and irresistible that they were recorded by performers as unalike as the Drifters, Steve Lawrence, Aretha Franklin and the Beatles. They were inducted together into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 2004 the Recording Academy presented them jointly with a Trustees Award for lifetime achievement.
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