ENTERTAINMENT: Percy Sledge, singer of ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, dies at 73

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By William Oyo-Ita 15 April 2015

The singer of one of the most iconic songs the world has ever heard ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, Percy Sledge, has died. The Legendary soul singer died today April 14th at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 73 years old.

His longtime agent, Steve Green, said Percy, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 died after a long battle with liver cancer. He’s survived by a wife and 12 children.
When A Man Loves A Woman was the biggest song of 1966 and the greatest hit of his career. It’s one of the most covered songs of all time and has featured on several movie soundtracks