Bobby Womack Dead at 70
A representative for Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone.
Womack was a renowned soul legend who created music for seven decades. Despite his health issues, including the early stages of the Alzheimer’s Disease and a successful battle with colon cancer, he was making a comeback. Womack was working on his 28th album, ‘The Best Is Yet to Come,’ before his death. The last album he released was 2012’s ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe.’
The Cleveland, Ohio native’s lasting legacy isn’t just his longevity in the music industry. His natural talent shined through his distinctive voice and the passion with which he sang. From the grandiosity of ‘Across 110th Street‘ to his ecstatic howl on Gorillaz’s ‘Stylo‘ to classics like ‘If You Think You’re Lonely Now,’ the singer represented the soul genre like no other.
Multiple artists and music heads paid their respects to the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Read what they had to say about the legend below.
RIP Bobby Womack http://t.co/kf2qUgjwfv
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) June 28, 2014
Bobby Womack was the first artist I sampled, RIP a true legend.
— Wünderkid (@KingThelonious) June 28, 2014
Guess the Bobby Womack news is indeed true. RIP to the legend. Dude was incredible and super influential.
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) June 28, 2014
R.I.P. Bobby Womack
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) June 27, 2014