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The Rolling Stones pay tribute to Bobby Womack

The Rolling Stones joined the sadness of fans worldwide when legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died on Friday. The Rolling Stones are now paying tribute to Womack reported Billboard on June 28, 2014. They wrote on their website that Womack “was a huge influence on us."

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Womack appears to have succumbed to colon cancer and diabetes on Friday at the age of 70. The Rolling Stones said he was a true pioneer of soul and R&B. His voice and songwriting represented a unique talent and touched millions of people worldwide. The Rolling Stones have ranked him as being at the top with the all time greats in music. They also will remember him as a true friend.

The Rolling Stones have led tributes from the music world to Womack after learning of his death reports The Telegraph. Womack’s publicist Sonya Kolowrat announced on Friday that the well known soul singer had died. The cause of his death was not stated with certainty, but it was known that he recently received treatment for colon cancer and he suffered from diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

In the past Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones performed one of Womack’s greatest hits, "It’s All Over Now." They were among the first to pay tribute to Womack. The Rolling Stones said that although Womack was a fantastically talented person he will be remembered by them first and foremost as a friend. Womack will be deeply missed by family, friends and fans across the world. The thoughtful words of The Rolling Stones about Womack should help make an acceptance of his passing from this world a little easier to deal with for everyone who loved him.

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