R&B singer Womack dies
Los Angeles – Bobby Womack, a colourful R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn has died, aged 70.
Womack’s publicist, Sonya Kolowrat, said on Saturday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details.
With an incomparable voice few could match, Womack was a stirring singer and guitarist in his own right and a powerful songwriter whose hits such as Across 110th Street, If You Think You’re Lonely Now and I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much captured the imagination of future stars in rock’n’roll and R&B.
Musician Peter Gabriel said he was saddened by Womack’s death. ‘‘His songs and his voice have been so much a part of the fabric of so many musical lives.’’