Percy Sledge has died aged 73.
According to a report on ABC News, he died earlier today [April 14, 2015] at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The network says he had been battling cancer.
Steve Green from his talent agency Artists International Management Inc told the BBC, “He was one of my first acts, he was a terrific person and you don’t find that in this business very often,” said Green. “He was truly a standout.”
Sledge’s most famous hit, “When A Man Loves A Woman“, reached No 1 in 1966.
He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005.
His last album was 2013’s The Gospel Of Percy Sledge.