Legendary singer Bobby Womack dies at 70


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 Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer whose career spanned seven decades, creating some of the worlds most soulful songs has died at the age of 70.

A representative confirmed the singer has died, but said the cause of death was currently unknown.

Just two weeks ago, the legendary singer performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The singer had been diagnosed with colon cancer in recent years but was believed to be in remission and was also reportedly suffering from early stages of Alzhemer’s
 disease.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby was just 10-years-old when after mastering the guitar, he joined with his older brother Curtis as gospel act the Womack Brothers, which
 would eventually become The Valentinos, who had a string of hits in the late Fifties and early Sixties.

Music written by Bobby gave The Rolling Stones their first number one UK hit when they recorded a cover of the song It's All Over Now.


 




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