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Bobby Womack's Death

Bobby Womack

The life and death of Bobby Womack:

Singer, songwriter, musician. He was a multi-talented performer who worked solo, in groups, and as a background guitarist.

Robert Dwayne Womack was born and raised in Cleveland, the third of five brothers. He learned the guitar at an early age and later was part of his family's group, "The Womack Brothers."

Womack, whose career spanned more than 50 years, wrote and performed numerous hits, including "That's the Way I Feel about Cha,"

...and "Across 110th Street."

Bobby also wrote The Rolling Stones' first number one hit in the U.K., "It's All Over Now."

Bobby's solo career ran out of steam in the mid 1980's, partly because of drug addiction problems.

And there were some raised eyebrows in March, 1965 when he married Barbara Campbell…

Bobby Womack and Barbara Campbell getting their marriage license

…the widow of Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke and Barbara Campbell

…just three months after Cooke was shot and killed.

The marriage lasted until 1970 when Barbara learned Bobby had an affair with her step-daughter Linda. Barbara fired a shot at Bobby when she learned about it.

And Bobby's younger brother Cecil later married Linda, daughter of Sam Cooke and Barbara Campbell.

Bobby Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and died in the summer of 2014. The exact cause of death wasn't immediately disclosed but he had been treated for pneumonia, diabetes, prostate cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.