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Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead At 70

Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead At 70

Soul great and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack has died.  A rep for Womack's label XL Records tells "Rolling Stone" Womack died Friday at the age of 70.  No cause of death was given but the legendary singer did suffer from a series of health problems, including colon cancer and early signs of Alzheimer's disease, in recent years.  Womack's decades-long career began in the early 1960s with the group he formed with his brothers called The Valentinos.  They recorded the hit "It's All Over Now," which also became a hit for the Rolling Stones.  The Cleveland-born Womack found success as a solo artist in the 1970s with albums such as "Across 110th Street," "Facts Of Life" and "Lookin' For a Love Again."  

Womack's last album, "The Bravest Man in the Universe," was released to critical acclaim in 2012.  He was in the midst of recording a new album before his death Friday.  The set, titled "The Best Is Yet To Come," was reportedly set to feature contributions from Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Snoop Dogg and others.  Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. 

 

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