27 June 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Soul legend Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, his publicist at Xl Recordings has confirmed to HitFix. Womack, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 by The Rolling Stones Ron Wood,  was only 16 when he dropped out of school at the urging of mentor Sam Cooke and began recording with his brothers under the name the Valentinos. (Womack later went on to marry and divorce Cooke's widow, Barbra.) The Valentinos first hit, "Lookin' for a Love," produced by Cooke,  reached No. 8 on Billboard's R&B chart. Its second hit,  “It’s All Over Now,” co-written by Womack, later became the Rolling Stones’ second Top 40 hit in the U.S. Womack continued on as a solo artist, charting 36 songs between 1970 and 1990, including “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,”” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.” He also »


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