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Kennedy Mitchum, 22, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, emailed the dictionary last month, following the killing of black U.S. citizen George Floyd by a white police officer.

The author of songs like "Al Alba", "Flor de un día", "Do not undress yet" or "Cine, cine" and "Belleza" was born in the Philippines in 1943.

“He’s the last African-American Everyman,” musician and bandleader Questlove told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Bill Withers is the closest thing Black people have to a Bruce Springsteen.”

Domingo resigned on Oct. 2 as director-general of the Opera, a post he had held since 2003, during the controversy generated by the accusations against him.

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