Singer /songwriter Bobby Womack dies

Singer /songwriter Bobby Womack dies

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Singer /songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70 today Friday, June 27.

Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B entertainer impacted artists like The Rolling Stones.

He was best known for songs like "If you think you're lonely now, wait until tonight" and "Harry Hippee."

Womack's publicist said the singer died earlier today but had no other details.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2012 and dealt with a number of health issues, including prostate cancer.

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