US soul singer Solomon Burke dies at Amsterdam airport

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US soul singer Solomon Burke, who wrote the classic song ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’, has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
He was 70 years old.

The former preacher turned singer had been due to perform at a well-known club in the city on Tuesday.

The self-proclaimed King of Rock & Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and won a Grammy in 2003.

Burke leaves behind 21 children and 90 grandchildren.
Dutch national broadcaster NOS said he died on a plane early on Sunday after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles.

The cause of death has not yet been announced.