Solomon Burke dies aged 70

Solomon Burke dies aged 70

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 today, 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.

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