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14th Apr 2015

Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies Aged 73

The star is best known for 1966 hit 'When A Man Loves A Woman'.


Soul singer Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73.

It was confirmed this afternoon that the star, best known for 1966 hit When A Man Loves A Woman, died at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday but the cause of death has yet to be released.

After leaving his previous career as a nurse, Sledge enjoyed several hits in the late 60s and 70s, including Woman, Warm And Tender Love and It Tears Me Up.

He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005.