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Deke Richards, Motown Songwriter-Producer, Dies

Deke Richards, Motown Songwriter-Producer, Dies

Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice at age 68. Richards, whose real name was Dennis Lussier, died Sunday at the Whatcom Hospice House, Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center spokeswoman Amy Cloud confirmed Monday. Richards had been battling esophageal cancer, according to a statement from Universal Music. As leader of the Motown…

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