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'Thriller' Writer Rod Temperton -- Dead at 66

5 October 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Rod Temperton, the songwriter behind several of Michael Jackson's hits, including "Thriller" ... has died after a brief battle with cancer. The chairman of Warner/Chappell made the announcement Wednesday morning ... though it appears Temperton died days earlier. His family has already had his funeral. "Thriller" producer Quincy Jones brought in Temperton to write or co-write "Thriller," "Baby Be Mine" and "The Lady in My Life." He also penned "Off The Wall" and "Rock With You" for Mj. »

- TMZ Staff

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