*Despite amassing hit songs and influence among those who came after him, Bobby Womack was reportedly broke when he left this world after losing his battle with pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease, and prostate cancer.
According to TMZ, the late singer’s family is allegedly trying to pay off debts left behind that include $250,000 back child support. Court documents filed in Los Angeles by Womack’s widow Regina outline money the entertainer owed for two male children, one 14-years-old and the other, who is now an adult.
Other debts include an unpaid loan for some $400,000. TMZ noted that the value of assets that once belonged to Womack is not enough to cover the debt. Court documents allege the vocalist’s personal belongings (an old ’74 Buick and jewelry), total to about $7,250. The amount Womack had in a cash reserve amounted to about $52,000.
With his royalties and music rights, the estimated value sits around $350,000. While this can be put to paying Womack’s debt, Regina stated that it’s only effective if there are takers interested enough in her late husband’s body of work.