Mourners gather in Louisiana to honor R&B star Percy Sledge

April 21, 2015 4:48 PM

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Funeral services are underway for Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is being billed as a celebration of Sledge's life. It will be streamed live at .

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