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Gerry Goffin Dead - Carole King's Ex-Husband & Writing Partner Dies at 75

Gerry Goffin, the ex-husband and songwriter partner of Carole King, has died at the age of 75.

The lyricist passed away in his home in Los Angeles, his wife Michelle Goffin confirmed to the Associated Press.

Gerry and Carole got married back in 1959 when they were just teenagers and wrote more than fifty top 40 hits together including “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” for The Shirelles, “Some Kind of Wonderful” for The Drifters, and many more. They got divorced in 1968, but he kept writing and penned hits such as “Savin’ All My Love for You” for Whitney Houston.

Gerry was a good man with a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come,” Carole said in a statement. “His legacy to me is our two daughters, four grandchildren, and our songs that have touched millions and millions of people, as well as a lifelong friendship.”

Carole and Gerry are the subjects of the new Broadway show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which is currently playing in New York to sell out audiences.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Gerry‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Carole King Joins Jessie Mueller for 'Beautiful' Performance at Tony Awards 2014! (Video)

The legendary Carole King joins actress Jessie Mueller on stage for a performance at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The performance started off with Jessie singing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” before the actresses playing The Shirelles continued with the song. The leading lady then began the classic song “I Feel the Earth Move” with Carole and the full cast joining in.

Later in the show, Jessie won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.


“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” – Tony Awards 2014
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Carole King Surprises Cast at 'Beautiful' on Broadway, Sings at Curtain Call!

Carole King surprised the cast and the audience at a performance of the musical Beautiful on Thursday evening (April 3) at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

The new show is based on the legendary singer-songwriter’s life and she had not seen the show up until that night. She previously had attended a workshop performance, but left midway into the reading.

“She came to a reading and lasted halfway through,” her daughter Sherry told Playbill. “She said ‘I have to go.’ I said, ‘You’re just going? What do I tell all these people?’ She said, ‘Tell them it’s great. I can tell it’s great. But I can’t watch my life played out before me.’”

At the performance this week, Carole did not let the cast know she was coming and surprised them by walking on stage during the curtain call at the end of the show. She even joined the cast and audience in a performance of her song “You’ve Got a Friend”!


Carole King Surprises Cast at ‘Beautiful’ on Broadway, Sings at Curtain Call!

Sara Bareilles & Carole King Perform at Grammys 2014! (Video)

Sara Bareilles and Carole King present the award for Song of the Year after performing together at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old singer was joined by Carole, 71, to perform a mashup of their songs “Brave” and “Beautiful” and we loved it!

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Sara unfortunately lost the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, but she is still up for Album of the Year for The Blessed Unrest.

FYI: Sara is wearing a Reem Acra dress.


Sara Bareilles & Carole King – Grammys 2014 Performance

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LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian: MusiCares Gala 2014

LeAnn Rimes rocks a sexy purple dress while attending the 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala with her husband Eddie Cibrian at Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday (January 24) in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old country singer and the 40-year-old actor were joined on the red carpet by Jennifer Nettles and Martina McBride, who posed with honoree Carole King.

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The day before, LeAnn and Eddie were all dressed up while attending the 2014 Billboard Power 100 Celebration.

FYI: LeAnn is wearing Bettina Javaheri earrings and rings by Soffer Ari and ELAHN Jewels. Jennifer is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, and Neil Lane jewels.

15+ pictures inside of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian attending the MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala… More Here! »

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Katy Perry: Carole King Music Celebration!

Katy Perry shows some leg while attending the Carole King Music Celebration held at the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday (December 4) in Hollywood.

The 28-year-old singer was seen posing with Carole King at the event, which benefited Paul Newman‘s The Painted Turtle Camp.

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The Painted Turtle offers thousands of children with serious medical conditions hope and encouragement through its Summer and Family Weekend camps since opening in 2004.

FYI: Katy is wearing a Yves Saint Laurent dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and an Amrapali necklace.

10+ pictures inside of Katy Perry looking stunning at an event dedicated to Carole KingMore Here! »

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