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“Thriller” Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies at 66

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Songwriter Rod Temperton has passed away last week after “a brief aggressive battle with cancer,” according to chairman of music publisher Warner/Chappell Jon Platt. He was 66 years old.

Though he kept a low profile, Temperton is near the nexus of Michael Jackson’s rise to stardom. He logged three songwriting credits on the King of Pop’s breakthrough…