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Soul legend Bobby Womack is dead at 70

Bobby Womack, a legendary soul singer and songwriter, has died at the age of 70, reports the BBC News.

Womack, who reportedly had battled both cancer and drug addiction, was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, although the cause of his death was not immediately clear. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee wrote such hits as It's All Over Now, performed by the Rolling Stones. He also played guitar, backing up stars such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Wilson Pickett. After a 20-year-span in which Womack charted 36 singles, he disappeared from the music scene in 1990, only to reappear in 2009 and record a song for the Gorillaz's third album.

Three years later, Womack released an album of his own, titled The Bravest Man in the Universe.