Ronnie Wood pays tribute to Bobby Womack

London: Rocker Ronnie Wood has paid tribute to soul star Bobby Womack and says he was reduced to tears after hearing the news of his death.

The 70-year-old soul singer legend, whose career spanned more than 50 years, passed away in his sleep.

Wood, 67, took to Twitter to express his grief and recalled how the singer`s voice often reduced him to tears.

"I am so sad to hear about my friend Bobby Womack- the man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes with his passing," he wrote.

Womack sought treatment in rehab in the 1980`s for drug addiction, and later battled a series of health problems, including colon cancer, diabetes, pneumonia and showed early signs of Alzheimer`s disease.

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