Soul King Burke dead

SOUL singer Solomon Burke, who wrote Everybody Needs Somebody To Love and recorded the hit Cry To Me used in the movie Dirty Dancing, has died at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

He was 70.

Airport police spokesman Robert van Kapel confirmed the death of the King of Rock and Soul yesterday.

Dutch national broadcaster NOS said Burke died on a plane early yesterday after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles. Burke, who was both a Grammy winner and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had been due to perform at a well-known club in Amsterdam tomorrow.


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