Bobby Womack Dies at the age of 70

Bobby Womack, a veteran soul singer and 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee died Friday.  He was 70.

Bobby Womack Womack was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago and dealt with a number of health issues, including prostate cancer, diabetes and pneumonia.

Womack performed two weeks ago at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., and seemed in good health and spirits.

His publicist, Sonya Kolowrat, confirmed Friday that the singer had died but provided no other details.

Bobby Womack was an active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 50 years and spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Bobby Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.

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