Soul singer Solomon Burke has passed away today, at the age of 70. His family released a statement on his official website:
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
Solomon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, but gained his first taste of fame with the Dirty Dancing hit, Cry To Me. Listen to the song, after the jump!
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RIP Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010)
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