CNN — Gerry Goffin, a hit songwriter and former husband of Carole King, died early Thursday. He was 75.Together with King, he wrote such classics as “The Loco-Motion,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof.”King described Goffin as her first love.”He had a profound impact on my life and the rest of the world. Gerry was a good man and a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come,” she said in a statement. Photos: People we lost in 2014″His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn’t know how to say. If you want to join his loved ones in honoring him, look at the names of the songwriters under the titles of songs,” King added.The lyricist died at home of natural causes, according to a statement from his publicity agency.