Soul and R&B legend Leon Ware died yesterday at the age of 77. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Ware was born in Detroit in 1940 and began his music career in his twenties working as a Motown songwriter. He went on to produce for Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and countless other stars. Ware co-wrote every song on Gaye’s I Want You and had a hand in Let’s Get It On. His work has been sampled by the likes of Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jay Z. We will update this post with the cause of death as soon as it’s known. Listen to some of the work Ware had a hand in below.