Solomon Burke dies at Amsterdam airport

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2010, 17:29 PM IST

Amsterdam: Soul singer Solomon Burke has died at Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport. He was 70.

Airport police spokesman Robert van Kapel confirmed the death of the singer and referred further questions to the performer`s management.

Burke, who wrote the hit ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’ among many others, was both a Grammy Winner and a member of the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’. He had been due to perform at a well-known club in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Bureau Report