BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Rod Temperton who wrote Thriller and Rock With You for late pop icon, Michael Jackson, is dead. He was 66.
Temperton was said to have died last week in London.
Jon Platt, chairman of music publisher Warner/Chappell, said he died after “a brief aggressive battle with cancer. His family is devastated and request total privacy.” The deceased has been buried.
Temperton will be remembered for other works like Jackson’s Off The Wall and Rock With You and Boogie Nights for his band Heatwave.
Watch one of his interviews on Thriller: