Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

27 of 84: Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown duo, Ashford & Simpson, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, after a battle with throat cancer. He was 70 years old. (Pictured: In this May 14, 2005 file photo, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson arrive at the Legends Ball in Santa Barbara, Calif.) (AP Photo / Michael A. Mariant)