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Bobby Womack, soul legend, dies

Legendary soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who penned hits for many of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 70. The cause of death was not announced, but Womack had suffered from cancer and Alzheimer's disease and battled with drug addiction.
His hits included “It's All Over Now”, performed by the Rolling Stones, and “Lookin' for Love”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
He outlived many of the acts with whom he played and with whom he was friendly. His songs were recorded by Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, Jimi Hendrix and many others.
A series of personal tragedies including the deaths of two sons led him to drug abuse, according to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Source: BBC

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, June 29, 2014

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