born on 12/5/1928 in Detroit, MI, United States
died on 22/1/2002 in Detroit, MI, United States
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Henry R. "Hank" Cosby (May 12, 1928 January 22, 2002) was an American songwriter and record producer for Motown. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Cosby worked with many of Motown's artists, from The Supremes to The Temptations, and is best known for helming many of Stevie Wonder's early hits, including "My Cherie Amour", "I Was Made to Love Her", and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)". He co-wrote and co-produced "The Tears of a Clown", a #1 hit for Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. Cosby was also a prominent member of Motown's Funk Brothers studio band, playing saxophone.
He died at age 73 in 2002 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, after complications from a cardiac bypass surgery. His name is written on an honorary South Tower Construction beam of the hospital.
In 2006, Cosby was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.