Solomon Burke


Died: 2010-10-10
Age: 70
Cause: Accident

Soul legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke passed away on October 10 at the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was 70. It is still unclear what caused Burke’s death. Burke died shortly after his flight from Los Angeles landed in Amsterdam, where he was supposed to perform a few days later. Burke wroteg the song “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” in 1964. The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, as well as Blues Brothers with Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi were some of those who covered “Everybody.” Burke also had hit several singles like “Cry to Me,” which was one of the songs featured in the film “Dirty Dancing.” Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and won a Grammy Award in 2003 for the album “Don’t Give Up on Me.” Burke leaves behind 21 children, 90 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

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