Sad news out of the world of music. Grammy winning songwriter Allee Willis, who helped shape popular music in the 1980s and 90s, has died. She was 72. The Detroit native wrote such classics as “September” and “Boogie Wonderland” for Earth, Wind & Fire, “Neutron Dance” for The Pointer Sisters, “Lead Me On” for Maxine Nightingale and the Broadway musical, “The Color Purple.” Although she was a California transplant, Willis never forgot her roots, even creating a Detroit tribute project titled simply “The D” in 2017. Willis won Grammy Awards for her work on “The Color Purple” and “Beverly Hills Cop”, and she was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the theme song from the sitcom “Friends.” She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with over 1,000 songs. She was a one of a kind talent who also showed her love for everything she did. May she rest in peace.