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Bobby Womack

Dead at Age 70

6/27/2014 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0627-bobby-womack-old-getty-01Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday.

Womack's sister says he passed away in his sleep ... she says they don't know the cause of death.

Bobby struggled with multiple health problems throughout his life ... including diabetes, pneumonia, colon cancer and the early signs of Alzheimer's.

Bobby and his brothers formed a group in the '60s called "The Valentinos" and they recorded the song "It's All Over Now" before the Rolling Stones released their version -- the group's first #1 hit.

0627-bobby-womack-recent-getty-01Bobby also recorded the songs "Across 110th Street" and "If You Think You're Lonely Now."

In 2009, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP dude

61 days ago
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Duchess    

Oh man this is so sad. RIP Bobby.

61 days ago
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MyDatingHangovers    

Wow! All of our good, soulful coroners are dying off and leaving us with these sorry wannabe singers. May he rest in peace.

61 days ago
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Dee    

Oh wow....RIP sir.

61 days ago
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wow ew    

Rest in Peace. I used to get Across 110th St stuck in my head after I saw Jackie Brown. Beautiful Song!

61 days ago
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Just Steve    

Rest in peace and live on for forever old money

61 days ago
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lala    

RIP my friend. God has cloud with your name on it on, I'm sure of it.

61 days ago
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Miss jNay    

How weird.. is it coincidence! It seems after a rapper puts these old singers names in there songs they die!!! (Livin 2 chainz)

61 days ago
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Jesus    

Sh!t happens. At least it wasnt Justin Bieber

61 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

I loved Bobby Womack songs especially "across 110th street". Im a younging but im glad I got to hear his music. R.I.P Bobby.

61 days ago
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mrs.pat    

R.I.p Bobby womack

61 days ago
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MightyMatt    

A class act with real talent. RIP Mr.Womack.

61 days ago
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Jennifer Brown    

Bobby RIP .... This man was a great.... true music for real..... this hurt me tonight :-( we are loosing all the greats

61 days ago
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Diamond    

Rip Bobby !

61 days ago
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HumanNature    

THE "POET", BOBBY WOMACK


REST IN PEACE

61 days ago
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