Percy Sledge, singer of 'When a Man Loves a Woman,' dies at 74

April 14, 2015 5:08 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soul singer Percy Sledge, best known for his recording of "When a Man Loves a Woman," died at his home in Louisiana at age 74 after battling cancer, his agent said on Tuesday.

The song recorded by Sledge for Atlantic Records in 1966 was his first single and is considered one of the greatest of all soul songs. Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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