Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dies at 70

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

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

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.

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