Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Percy Sledge, the voice behind the legendary soul track "When A Man Loves a Woman," has died. The coroner in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Sledge lived, told The Associated Press he died Tuesday morning. He had been treated last year for liver cancer, a diagnosis that spurred a benefit concert last September. Sledge was born in Leighton, Alabama, and was working as a hospital orderly in 1965 when he began singing at local clubs with a group called the Esquires, according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame , where Sledge was inducted in 2005.



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