U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70: publicist

LOS ANGELES Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:42pm EDT

Bobby Womack performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 induction ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio April 4, 2009. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Bobby Womack performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 induction ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio April 4, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70.

Womack, who rose within the gospel music community in the 1950s, became a key figure in the R&B genre, and is best known for hits including "Lookin' For A Love," "That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha," and "Woman's Gotta Have It."

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Ken Wills)

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