Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies At 73

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Percy Sledge, the R&B singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose biggest hit, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” became a staple of soul music, died today in Louisiana, reports CNN. He was 73.

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Dr. William Clark, coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish, confirmed Sledge’s death of natural causes to The Associated Press. Dr. Clark added Sledge was in hospice care for cancer. In 2014, the singer underwent surgery for liver cancer, said his agent and manager, Mark Lyman.