Truth Womack: What Happened To Bobby Womack’s Son?

Truth Womack is the son of Robert Dwayne Womack best known as Bobby Womack. Truth’s father Bobby was an American singer, musician, and songwriter whose career spanned more than 60 years. He is known for hits including “Lookin’ for a Love”, “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street”, and his 1980s hits “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” and “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much”.

Truth Womack: Bio Summary

NameTruth Womack
Date of birth 27 January 1978
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Famous asson of Bobby Womack
Nationality American
Died 2 June 1978 (aged 4 months)
Siblings Vincent Womack, Gina Womack, Cory Womack, Bobby Truth Womack, and Jordan Womack
Parents Bobby Womack and Regina Womack
Grandparents Friendly Womack, Sr and Naomi Womack

Who Was Bobby Womack’s Son, Truth Womack?

Truth Womack who arrived into the world on 27 January 1978, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA was the son of Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) and Regina Womack. He was also known as Truth Bobby Womack. His name was suggested by his father’s friend musician Sly Stone. His father, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. was a singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer.

Truth Womack has a brother and a sister. His brother is called Bobby Truth Womack and his sister is called Gina Womack. He has a half-brother Vincent Dwayne Womack from his father’s marriage to Barbara Campbell. He has two half-siblings Cory Womack and Jordan Womack from his father’s relationship with Jody Laba. His paternal grandparents were Naomi Womack and Friendly Womack.

Unfortunately, Truth Womack died when he was a baby. He didn’t grow up to attend school, work, or get married and have his own family. His life was cut very short. He is in the spotlight because of his father Bobby Womack who was a famous R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, jazz, gospel, and country singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist.

Bobby Womack had a solo career as well. In the 1960s, he signed with Minit Records and recorded his first solo album, Fly Me to the Moon, where he scored his first major hit with a cover of Barry McGuire’s “California Dreamin'”. In the 19710s, he signed with United Artists Records and released “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha.” He wrote and recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK (United Kingdom) #1 hit, “It’s All Over Now.”

Truth Womack’s father is best known for such recordings as: “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Across 110th Street”, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” “Where Do We Go From Here,” “Lookin’ for a Love”, and “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He appeared as himself on The Rosey Grier Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Bobby Goldsboro Show, and American Bandstand.

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Bobby also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Jonathan Ross Show, and On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone. Bobby has battled drug addiction. He revealed that he started using cocaine in the late 1960s. He opened up about his frequent drug use in his memoir, Midnight Mover.

Bobby Womack told Rolling Stone: “I was really off into the drugs. Blowing as much coke as I could blow. And drinking. And smoking weed and taking pills. Doing that all day, staying up seven, eight days. Me and Sly [Stone] were running partners. He didn’t think about making music; he had a genuine partner. He said, ‘I don’t feel like I’m goofing off, because Bobby Womack’s doing it.’”

What Happened To Bobby Womack’s Son?

Truth Womack died when he was just 4 months old on 2 June 1978, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. He died under mysterious circumstances in Marion Davies Children’s Clinic of the UCLA Medical Center. Before his death, he had been in a coma for a week. The cause of his death was not disclosed but he was found “wedged between the wall and the bed.”

Paramedics say Truth Womack lapsed into a coma as he was helicoptered from his father Bobby Womack’s Hollywood Hills home to the children’s hospital in L. A. Truth’s death left his family heartbroken. His father Bobby delved deeper into drug addiction after his son’s death. Bobby blamed himself for Truth’s death. In an interview, he said: “I lost a son which was my fault and the only reason I can talk about it now is because I know what I’m saying. I’m not hiding behind anything.”

“I came in one night… from a convention and I was telling my lady, ‘Baby, you’ve gotta get up, I’ve got something to show you!’ And she said, ‘Can we do this tomorrow? You know the baby…’ I said, ‘That little baby can’t move. He can’t even walk. He’s taking five minutes to hold his head up…’ So she jumps up and I was telling her all these stories… It was no more than two minutes before she said, ‘OK, go and get my baby.’”

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“I went running in to get the baby. The baby had fallen down between the bed and the wall and he suffocated and that was the biggest hurt ever in my life.” Bobby further explained: “That death led to ‘There’s gotta be a better way… and from there, away I went. Every time I heard somebody had died – Johnnie Taylor or somebody else – instead of going to the funeral, I’d go and get high. Eventually I reached out to God and said, ‘Look, I’m in trouble.”

“I don’t even know who I am.’ I wanted to get the true feeling back… My passion for music never died; I was just trying to figure out how you get it back.” Truth was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA. His father Bobby passed away on June 27, 2014, at the age of 70, in Tarzana, California, United States. The cause of his death was undisclosed but he is said to have suffered from cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Bobby Womack was cremated, and his ashes were inurned at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, in The Great Mausoleum, Memorial Terrace, Memorial Terrace Columbarium.

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