Photos: Bobby Womack through the years

Photos: Bobby Womack through the years

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ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 05: Bobby Womack performs on Day 2 of the Roskilde Festival on July 5, 2013 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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by CHRIS TALBOTT / The Associated Press

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Posted on June 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 28 at 10:16 AM

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

Womack’s publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details.

Womack was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago and overcame addiction and multiple health issues, including prostate cancer, to pull off a second act in his career.

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