Solomon Burke Dead at 70


Solomon Burke
Soul legend Solomon Burke passed away on Sunday, October 10 at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. He was 70 years old.

Burke was best known for classic hits like "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and "Cry to Me". His songs has been covered by The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, among others. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, his final album, Hold On Tight, is due out later this month.

From TheKingSolomonBurke.Com

"Early this morning, Sunday, October 10, 2010, the legendary King of Rock & Soul, Solomon Burke, our father, passed away due to natural causes.

Solomon had just arrived at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for a sold out show at Paradiso with Dutch band, De Dijk. He was on his way to spread his message of love as he loved to do.

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. As our family grieves during this time of mourning, thank you for respecting our privacy.

Family of Solomon Burke"

[Published on: 10/11/10]

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