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Soul legend Bobby Womack dies at age 70

Soul star Bobby Womack died at age 70 on Friday, his label XL Recordings announced.

FamedĀ for songs including “Across 110th Street,” “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” “Lookin’ for a Love,” and “Woman’s Gotta Have It” — he also penned the Rolling Stones’ first no. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” — he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

While the cause of his death is still unknown, he had battled colon cancer and was diagnosed with early-stage Alzeheimer’s last year. READ FULL STORY

Bobby Womack diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's

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Soul singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer’s, the BBC reports.

Womack, 68, told Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 Music, “The doctor said you have signs of Alzheimer’s. He said it’s not bad yet but it’s going to get worse.”

The diagnosis follows close on the heels of last year’s bouts with pneumonia and colon cancer.


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