Sad news hit the music world again on Wednesday, when word of Rod Temperton‘s recent passing made waves online.
Temperton, who died at age 66 after “a brief aggressive with cancer” this week, was universally acclaimed for writing songs including Michael Jackson‘s classics Thriller and Rock With Me and Heatwave’s Boogie Nights, among others.
His contributions won’t soon e forgotten, as evidenced by some of the remembrances that surfaced on Twitter after news of his death:
R.I.P to the legend Rod Temperton
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) October 5, 2016
Thoughts and prayers go out to Rod Temperton’s family and friends with his untimely passing. His legacy lives on in his songs. pic.twitter.com/zMD1kR4wAj
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) October 5, 2016
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) October 6, 2016
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) October 6, 2016