Ronnie White, 57, who with Smokey Robinson was one of the founders of the Motown group the Miracles and who wrote with Mr. Robinson the songs "My Girl" and "My Guy," died Saturday at a Detroit hospital of an undisclosed cause.
Mr. White, Mr. Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Claudette Rogers founded the Matadors in 1955 while in high school in Detroit. They later became known as the Miracles and, after 1967, as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The group was among the first that Berry Gordy signed to his Motown record label.
Mr. White was credited by Mr. Gordy with helping discover 11-year-old musical prodigy Stevie Wonder. Mary Wells' 1964 recording of "My Guy" became Motown's first No. 1 hit.