Singer Bobby Womack Passes Away At Age 70
TMZ reports that Friday legendary soul singer Bobby Womack passed away at the age of 70. After his label XL Recordings confirmed his death, Womack’s sister revealed that the singer passed away in his sleep although currently the cause is unknown.
In 2012 Womack was diagnosed with colon cancer and suffered from multiple ailments including diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Womack began playing the guitar at age 10 as a part of his family’s gospel act who toured the country as The Womack Brothers. Legend Sam Cooke signed the group to his label in 1961.
Womack’s career spanned over six decades and was filled with classics as much as controversy. He evolved into a respected and accomplished singer with hits including, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.
In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Damon Albarn of The Gorillaz co-produced “The Bravest Man Alive” in 2012 which Womack performed at festivals like Bonnaroo and The North Sea Jazz Festival.
Our thoughts are with Womack’s family and friends.