12:41am PT by Colin Stutz, Billboard
Bobby Womack Dead: CeeLo Green, Flea, Big Boi, Q-Tip Pay Tribute to Soul Legend
As news broke Friday of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack's death at the age of 70, the music world paid tribute on social media.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — who was signed to SAR Records by Sam Cooke at an early age and went on to write hits covered by the Rolling Stones and many others, becoming one of music's greatest soul talents — was remembered by friends, peers and fans alike. The social outpouring of tributes online is proof to Womack's influence across genres and generations.
Among those to offer their condolences on social media were Q-Tip, The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, El-P, A-Trak, DJ Premiere, Arsenio Hall, MC Hammer, Big Boi, CeeLo Green, indie rockers PAPA and many others. Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers wished his friend farewell: "I am sad to hear of the passing of my long time friend Bobby Womack. He was a special person with a special talent. I will truly miss him."
RIP Bobby Womack! http://t.co/kcmKP5EhaM
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 28, 2014
rest in peace, Bobby Womack. thanks for the tunes <3.
— el-p (@therealelp) June 28, 2014
RIP Bobby Womack http://t.co/kf2qUgjwfv
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) June 28, 2014
R.I.P. to the soulful and ever so funky singer Mr. Bobby Womack !
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) June 28, 2014
Oh no! Bobby Womack died! Terrible! Rest In Peace!
— PAPA (@PAPATHEBAND) June 28, 2014
RIP Bobby Womack :(
— Flan Emoji (@atrak) June 27, 2014
Long live Bobby Womack. pic.twitter.com/bPmzgcGlHR
— XL Recordings (@XLRECORDINGS) June 28, 2014
Oh man the great Bobby Womack is gone. What a beautiful dude. Bobby forever
— Flea (@flea333) June 27, 2014
Sadly it is true. The world has lost a great talent in Bobby Womack http://t.co/wwflv4oAMP rest in peace
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) June 27, 2014
I am sad to hear of the passing of my long time friend Bobby Womack. He was a special person with a special talent. I will truly miss him.
— Ronald Isley (@TheRealRonIsley) June 27, 2014
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) June 28, 2014
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) June 28, 2014
— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) June 28, 2014
Rest in Paradise Bobby Womack.. The world has truly lost a rare and precious musical gem.. That's the… http://t.co/K6HwGdcG2x
— Ruben Studdard (@RubenStuddard) June 28, 2014
— Rock Hall (@rock_hall) June 28, 2014
— George Clinton (@george_clinton) June 28, 2014
RIP Bobby Womack
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) June 28, 2014
We lost another great artist today! #RIP Bobby Womack Your music will always live on! My deepest sympathy n prayers go out to his family :)
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) June 28, 2014
RIP to the great, great, great, great, very very great Bobby Womack.
— Okkervil River (@okkervilriver) June 28, 2014
"You don't know what you'll do 'til you're put under pressure" --Bobby Womack, a favorite of mine, gone on to Elysium
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) June 28, 2014
— Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) June 28, 2014
RIP Bobby Womack <3
— Surfer Blood (@surferblood) June 28, 2014
— The Afghan Whigs (@theafghanwhigs) June 28, 2014
Rest In paradise Bobby Womack http://t.co/wIUovz5ojj
— METHANDRED (@realmethandred) June 28, 2014
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.