Rod-Temperton-Obituary

Rod Temperton

1950 - 2016 (Age 66)

Obituary

Rod Temperton, the legendary songwriter behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller", has died at the age of 66, according to multiple news reports. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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Another huge loss to the music world. A great talent and a really nice guy.

My personal opinion music genius very under rated RIP !!!

ROD BROUGHT THE "FUNK" AND PUT IT ALL IN SONGWRITING, MIXED WITH GREAT SOUNDS HE WAS UNSTOPPABLE WITH HIT AFTER HIT. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS LOST A TALENT THAT'S IRREPLACEABLE.....RIH

Sad to see the passing of Rod. He wrote some great songs for Heatwave and others. Rest easy...

Thank you for inspiring so many and yet staying so humble throughout the proces. We will miss you!

Please accept my deepest condolences. There is little that I personally can say or do to ease your pain and suffering. May knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many bring a measure of comfort. We look forward to the time when all things that cause sickness and death will be eradicated by God's kingdom (Matt 6:9,10).

Been a fan of Rod Temperton since his days with the band Heatwave. There are so many favorite songs, of mine, which he wrote for that band, Michael Jackson, etc. His talent will definitely be missed. Rest in Peace, Rod.

Thanks Rod for "Rock with you!" My favorite song of all time! Rip you genius....

Thanks for the music. The legacy has been cemented R.I.P