Bobby Womack has died. The soul singer started out his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos. In 2009 the seventy year old had been inducted unto the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame passed away in his sleep on Friday, June 27, 2014.
A spokesperson for the ‘Across 110th Street’ hit-maker’s record label XL Recordings told RollingStone.com
cause of his death is unknown.
Also he had been in process of a new album heading towards the title The Best Is Yet to Come’. I the beginning he started his music career as a member of Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers with his brothers Curtis, Harry, Cecil and Friendly, Jr., but they changed their name to the Valentinos shortly after they scored their first record deal in 1960.
He had fought against health problems such as colon cancer, diabetes, pneumonia and showed early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. He also said that he thought his songs were getting better with age He said at the time:
”You know more at 65 than you did at 25. I understand the songs much better now. It’s not about 14 Rolls Royces and two Bentleys. Even if this album never sells a nickel, I know I put my best foot forward.”