Bobby Womack Passes
June 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM (PT)
Iconic soul singer BOBBY WOMACK died earlier today (6/27) at the age of 70, ROLLING STONE reports. The cause of death for the singer, whose career spanned seven decades, is currently unknown, although he survived through a series of health problems, including diabetes, pneumonia, colon cancer and the early signs of ALZHEIMER's disease.
WOMACK was declared cancer-free in 2012, and it's unclear if any of these ailments contributed to his death.
In 1964, as a member of THE VALENTINOS with his brothers, WOMACK had a hit with "It's All Over Now," which THE ROLLING STONES covered. After playing guitar on several albums, including ARETHA FRANKLIN's Lady Soul, he embarked on a successful solo career in 1968, releasing hit R&B albums such as Understanding, Across 110th Street, Facts of Life and Lookin for a Love Again, as well as the R&B hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now."
After enduring through drug and health problems for many years, WOMACK resurfaced in 2012 with the release of The Bravest Man in the Universe. He was inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2009.