Story of Motown Songwriter Lamont Dozier’s Cause of Death

3 min readAug 10, 2022


The Motown legend behind hits for artists like the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Isley Brothers, Lamont Dozier’s cause of death has been followed by rumors since he passed away on August 8, 2022, at the age of 81.

May the artist sleep well; our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by his son Lamont Dozier Jr on Instagram, announcing that his dad Dozier took his last breath at his home on Monday. “Respected as one of the most humble musical geniuses to achieve the level of success he did, Lamont Dozier was iconic,” his family statement read.

Dozier was one-third of the production to Holland-Dozier-Holland, who was responsible for 10 of the Supremes’ 12 US No 1 singles, such as Baby Love and You Keep Me Hanging On.

The team was placed into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988 as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Ronnie Wood, who covered the team’s 1963 single Leaving Home in 2001, reacted to the sad news by sharing a tribute to Lamont on Twitter, writing, “God bless Lamont. His statement added, “His music will live on.” Mick Hucknall, who worked with Dozier in the 1980s, also tweeted his condolences calling him “One of the greatest songwriters of all time.”

What Was Behind Lamont Dozier’s Cause of Death?

There is not any official information about Lamont Dozier’s cause of death at this time, but some unconfirmed sources announced that he lost his life because of his recent health problem.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 16, 1941, and began his musical career performing for a few Detroit labels with small success. His chance changed in 1962 when the artist and songwriting brothers Brian and Eddie Holland kicked off working at Motown.

They hit the ground running, achieving three hits, Come and Get These Memories, Heatwave, and Quicksand, for Martha and The Vandellas.

Their successes resumed in 1964 with Where Did Our Love Go, the first of 10 US chart-toppers the trio would write for The Supremes. After four years, after they had enabled specify the Motown sound, Holland-Dozier-Holland quit the label to create the Invictus and Hot Wax labels. Dozier also continued to record as a soloist for their labels.

After exiting Holland-Dozier-Holland in 1973, Dozier concentrated on his solo career, with one of his early singles, Going Back To My Roots, later coming to fame for the disco group Odyssey in 1981.

After seven years Dozier teamed with Phil Collins on the US No 1 Two Hearts; the pair was awarded a Golden Globe and a Grammy. Dozier additionally performed with other British artists during the 80s, such as Alison Moyet and Simply Red.

Dozierleaves behind his six children.

After the sad news of Lamont Dozier’s passing was revealed, his friends and fans flooded social media with thousands of tribute messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay tributes to Dozier.

Brian Wilson tweeted: “Lamont Dozier passed this morning. Lamont was part of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting and production team responsible for much of the Motown sound and countless hit records by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers.”

“Desperately sad to share with you the news that the wonderful #LamontDozier has died. I know he has been unwell for sometime. More details when I get them. A sad sad day indeed,” Robbie Vincent wrote on Twitter.

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Originally published at on August 10, 2022.




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