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'Loco-motion' songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75

Published on Jun 20, 2014 7:34 AM
Songwriter Gerry Goffin poses at the BMI's 60th annual Pop Music Awards n Beverly Hills, California on May 15, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Songwriter Gerry Goffin, co-author of hits ranging from dance classic "The Loco-Motion" to Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You," has died, his ex-wife Carole King said on Thursday.

He was 75.

Goffin, who wrote some of his biggest hits during his 10-year marriage to singing icon King, died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, industry journal Variety reported.

"Gerry Goffin was my first love," said King, who married him in 1959, in a statement issued by her publicist.

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