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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