DETROIT -- Willie Hutch, an award-winning Motown and rhythm & blues musician, songwriter, and producer who co-wrote the Jackson 5 hit ''I'll Be There," died Monday in Duncanville, Texas. He was 60.
The cause of death was not available.
Born Willie McKinley Hutchison in Los Angeles, he grew up in Dallas.
Best known for his work at Motown during the 1970s, Mr. Hutch -- along with Hal Davis, Bob West, and Motown record label founder Berry Gordy Jr. -- co-wrote ''I'll Be There" for the Jackson 5, which went to No. 1 in 1970. A 1992 remake by Mariah Carey also topped the pop music chart.
He also collaborated on the Jackson 5 hits ''Got to Be There" and ''Never Can Say Goodbye."
He released his own solo albums on the Motown label while producing or writing songs for other major performers, including Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and Diana Ross. He was a two-time Grammy nominee.
Mr. Hutch also scored such noted ''blaxploitation" films as 1973's ''The Mack" and 1974's ''Foxy Brown."