Motown writer Moy dies at 78

Regina Leader-Post - - MOVIES -

Motown song­writer Sylvia Moy, who wrote or col­lab­o­rated on sev­eral hits by record­ing stars in­clud­ing Ste­vie Won­der and Marvin Gaye, has died in sub­ur­ban Detroit. She was 78. Her brother, Melvin Moy, said his sis­ter died April 15 at hospi­tal in Dear­born from com­pli­ca­tions from pneu­mo­nia. Moy’s cred­its in­clude Won­der’s My Cherie Amour and Gaye’s It Takes Two. She was in­ducted into the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 2006. Motown ar­ranger and mu­si­cian Paul Riser says Moy was the stu­dio’s first fe­male pro­ducer and “pi­o­neered some re­ally, re­ally unique things for women.”

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