Bobby Womack Dies; Legendary Singer was 70

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Bobby Womack, a legendary and beloved R&B singer, died on Friday evening, his publicist has confirmed.

The artist was 70 years old.

No other details have been provided at this time, but the music world is in mourning over a man best known for tracks such as "Across 110th Street," If You Think You're Lonely Now" and "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much."

Bobby Womack

"He had a style that nobody else could ever capture," said gospel singer Candi StatonĀ in a statement. "I loved him and I will miss him so, so very much."

Womack was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago and also overcame addiction and multiple physical issues of late, including prostate and colon cancer.

But he performed earlier this month at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and was believed to be in good health.

I'm very sad to learn of Bobby Womack's death ... His songs and his voice have been so much a part of the fabric of so many musical lives," said Peter Gabriel, adding:

"In recent years, it was great to see Richard Russell and Damon Albarn bringing his music back into our attention. He was a soul legend. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this time."

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P.S.
Two movies that include his song "Across 110th Street" are Jackie Brown,
and American Gangster.
@Hilton Hater:
Thank you for shining a bright light on Bobby's star!!

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Years ago, I went to see Bobby Womack, Millie Jackson was the opening act that Saturday Night.
Dare I say it!!
2 totally different performances!!
Millie Jackson walked across the stage drinking wine coolers, refusing to sing her 70 hits, and insulting the audience. Bobby Womack was the master showman. He
sang one hit song after another including his most current hit at the time "I wish he didn't trust me so much" It is a rare treat to hear a performer sound even better live than on the radio. Thank you Bobby for being a great singer, and a gentleman to your audience. I absolutely
appreciate being a guest at one of your performance back in the 1980's!.

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ARRRRR, THE NEGRO THAT WROTE NAD PERFORMED THE MEGA-HIT : ....: " WATERMELON WILL DO WHEN DA AIN'T NO FRIED CHICKEN AROUND :" AND THE B SIDE -- THE PO-LICE CAN NEVER GET WHENS I HIT IN THE SEWER " HE'LL BE MISSED .

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wommack & womack: teardrops?

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