US soul 'king' Solomon Burke dies: Netherlands airport

10th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

US soul singer Solomon Burke has died, a spokeswoman for The Netherlands' Amsterdam-Schipol airport, where his plane from Los Angeles landed Sunday, told AFP.

"I can confirm that Solomon Burke is dead," spokeswoman Antoinette Spaans said.

She could not say if the 70-year-old singer, known as the "King of Soul", had died on the flight or in the airport.

Burke was due to give a concert in Amsterdam on Tuesday with Dutch group De Dijk.

Born on March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, the rhythm 'n blues and soul star was most famous for "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", which became the hit song from the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers".

© 2010 AFP

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