Bobby Womack dies aged 70

Bobby Womack dies aged 70

Bobby Womack has died aged 70.

According to a report on Rolling Stone, Womack's death was confirmed by a representative of his record label, XL Recordings.

Although the cause of Womack's death is currently unconfirmed, he has been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and was also reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

During his 50 year career, Womack wrote a number of chart hits, including "It's All Over Now", which the Rolling Stones took to No 1. Womack also recorded a number of pivotal R&B albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s including Across 110th Street, Facts Of Life and Lookin' For A Love Again.

In 2012, he released The Bravest Man In The Universe, his first album in more than 10 years, produced by Damon Albarn and XL label boss Richard Russell.

At the time of his death, Womack was reportedly recording a new album for XL called The Best Is Yet To Come.

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