Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies at 70

Iconic R&B/gospel crooner and songwriter was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul singer Bobby Womack, whose music was covered by, among others, the Rolling Stones, died Friday at age 70.

A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed the news of his passing this morning to The Hollywood Reporter. He was suffering from colon cancer and diabetes at the time of his death. An obituary first appeared on Rolling Stone.com.

RIP :(