Singer Bobby Womack dies

Last updated 12:34 28/06/2014
BOBBY WOMACK: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member wrote numerous hits including the Rolling Stones'
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BOBBY WOMACK: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member wrote numerous hits including the Rolling Stones' "It's All Over Now".

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Soul singer Bobby Womack has died, according to reports. He was aged 70.

A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings has confirmed his death, Rolling Stone reported.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member wrote numerous hits including the Rolling Stones' "It's All Over Now".

He also wrote "If You Think You're Lonely Now," "That's the Way I Feel About Cha" and "Lookin' for a Love."

Womack made a comeback in 2012, releasing a new album. Despite recent health struggles, he performed earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

He had recorded 17 songs that charted in Billboard's Hot 100. Forty of his songs made it to Billboard's top R&B chart.

The cause of Womack's death is unknown, although he was suffering from colon cancer and diabetes.

At the time of his death he was in the process of recording his next album for XL, featuring Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, and Snoop Dogg. 

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