The cause of death has not yet been announced, but Womack had suffered from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, alongside battling with drug addiction. His hits included “It’s All Over Now” – later championed by the Rolling Stones, and “Lookin’ for Love”.
With a career that outlasted many of his contemporaries, Womack not only played guiter on several of Aretha Franklin’s albums, he also graced recordings for Sly & The Family Stone and Janis Joplin.
In memory of the great man, here’s a small selection of his music:
California Dreaming (1968)
Arkansas State Prison (1970)
Azure Blue (Written with Gabor Szabo) (1971)
I Feel A Groove Coming On (1975)
Trust Your Heart (1978)