Songwriter and producer Norman Whitfield died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had been suffering from a number of ailments, and had battled diabetes for many years.
Whitfield was 65.
He and lyricist Barrett Strong wrote songs for such Motown Records artists as Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Edwin Starr.
Whitfield earned Grammys for The Temptations' chart-topper "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone " and Rose Royce's "Car Wash."