Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer, dies at 70

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died at 70

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday, said Sonya Kolowrat, his publicist with XL Recordings. Womack was 70. 

The cause of death was not immediately clear. 



June 27, 6:49 p.m. An earlier version of this post misspelled Sonya Kolowrat's last name. 


He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Womack's career spanned more than 50 years, including stints as a recording artist in the early 1960s, as lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos, and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist.

Womack wrote numerous hits songs recorded by artists such as Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones, including the Stones' first No. 1 hit in Britain, "It's All Over Now." 

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6:35 p.m.: This report was updated with more information about Womack.

This article was originally posted at 5:22 p.m.

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