Surabaya-born rocker and songwriter Deddy Dores, who penned famous rock ballads for singer Nike Ardilla, passed away on Tuesday (17/05). (Photo courtesy of KapanLagi)

Legendary Rocker Deddy Dores Dies at 65

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

MAY 18, 2016

Jakarta. Surabaya-born rocker and songwriter Deddy Dores, who penned famous rock ballads for singer Nike Ardilla, passed away at 65, his record company JK Records announced on their Twitter page on Tuesday.

Deddy began his career with his band Rhapsodia in 1971. The former member of rock band God Bless joined JK in the 80s and wrote many hits for pop rock singers such as Nike, Poppy Mercury, Nafa Urbach and Mayang Sari. He was best known for writing Nike's biggest hits, such as "Cinta di Antara Kita" (The Love Between Us) and "Bintang Kehidupan" (Star of My Life).

Deddy passed away at 11.45 pm on Tuesday night, at the Bintaro International Hospital in Tangerang, Banten.

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