Jun 28, 2014
By Bob Sheppard
Singer- songwriter Bobby Womack is dead.
The legendary R&B and soul musician was 70. The cause of his death hasn’t been announced, but he had suffered from prostate cancer, and two years ago was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Womack’s career spanned six decades, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Those he worked with and influenced included the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Wilson Pickett and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
After some lean years, Womack returned to the scene with his 2012 comeback album, “The Bravest Man in the Universe.”