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Legendary Singer Solomon Burke Dies At Airport

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singer solomon burke dies at amsterdam airport at 70

Legendary soul singer Solomon Burke has passed away at 70 years old.

He died on Sunday at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Burke's well known songs include Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, which was featured in the movie The Blues Brothers, as well as the song Cry To Me, which was featured in the movie Dirty Dancing.

According to Burke's family, he died of natural causes. Here's what they had to say about his death on his website:

"This is a time of great sorrow for our entire family. We truly appreciate all of the support and well wishes from his friends and fans. Although our hearts and lives will never be the same, his love, life and music will continue to live within us forever."

Burke leaves behind a gigantic family of 21 children, 90 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

We wish the Burke family all the best during this sad time.

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11 comments to “Legendary Singer Solomon Burke Dies At Airport”



  1. 1

    "According to Burke's family, he died of natural causes"

    I guess it's natural to be obese in the good ole USA!



  2. 2

    NO! He died because he was overweight. He probably had a heart attack.



  3. 3

    I agree with sockie. Obesity is not "natural" it is a death sentence for the majority of those who are morbidly obese. Arteries get clogged from overeating, poor circulation, lack of exercise and the heart has to work so hard just to function normally it eventually gives out.



  4. 4

    WTF WITH THIS "GET THE LOOK" SHIT? THE GUY WAS 70 WHEN HE DIED AND THE ONLY LOOK HE HAD WAS THAT HE WAS SUFFOCATING IN HIS OWN FAT AND SHOULD HAVE DIED 10 YEARS AGO.



  5. 5

    now that is going to be some casket



  6. 6

    Rest in peace. I loved his songs.



  7. 7

    21 children???????? maybe his dick died, not him.



  8. 8

    Alright so all the people bashing him needs to SHUT THE HELL UP! I actually knew him. He was my pastor's brother. So all of you idiots need to get a life and pay respect. You people are just mean and cruel.



  9. 9

    told him not to eat that big mac



  10. 10

    wtf. 21 children. are you forrreal?



  11. 11

    How is it that if you're black you can be 400 pounds, have high blood pressure, clogged arteries, cholesterol through the roof, and advanced diabetic complications but you can still reproduce 21 times?
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    But if you're healthy and good looking and white and in your 30s and have two master's degrees, you and your wife are going to need $200,000 worth of fertility treatments just to have a shot at making even one baby. And ultimately you're gonna fail and just end up adopting a baby girl from China.
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    How is this world going to continue?