Bobby Womack, singer of the hit song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” left a huge debt for his family, according to the latest report by TMZ. Bobby Womack’s net worth had been estimated between $10-$20 million dollars but the latest report shows that the singer died owing a rather large debt and back child support.
According to court records, Bobby Womack owed $250,000 in back child support for two sons living in Indiana. One son is still a teen while the other is already an adult. The documents detailing his money situation were filed in court by his widow, Regina, states the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Womack left almost nothing for the future generations of his family. Upon his death he reportedly had $52,000 in cash and less than $8,000 in material goods.
The only thing that may save the family from taking on the massive debt are the music rights that Bobby Womack secured before his death. However, the success of incoming royalties depends on the public’s continued interest in Bobby Womack’s music post death.
Bobby Womack’s songs are still a must have for soul music lovers who continue to share his music in Facebook groups, YouTube and other social media outlets. But sharing Bobby Womack’s music for free won’t do a thing to help pay off the large debt that he left behind, leading the Womack family to be concerned about how much people will continue to buy his music, not just share his music for free.
Womack’s song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” which was released in 1982 and later remade by K-Ci and Jojo in 1994, continues to be played in African American barber shops, beauty shops and house parties all over the U.S. The song also creates a wonderful, soulful ambiance for Saturday night lovers.
In an episode of TV One‘s Unsung, it was revealed that the inspiration for Bobby Womack’s “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” came from a friend who told Bobby Womack about a relationship problem he was having with his woman at the time. The friend reportedly told Bobby that as the woman continued to complain about their relationship, he told her “If you think you’re lonely now, wait until tonight.”
Bobby Womack was found dead in his home in Tarzana, California on June 27, 2014. Womack is said to have died in his sleep. He was 70 years old. The R&B-soul singer suffered from many health issues, including cancer, diabetes and on set Alzheimer’s disease, as stated in a previous article by Inquisitr.
An upcoming biopic based on Bobby Womack’s life is in the works.