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'When A Man Loves A Woman' Singer Percy Sledge Dead At 73

04/15/2015
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(Radio.com) Percy Sledge, soul and R&B singer whose "When a Man Loves a Woman" topped the U.S. charts in the 1960s, has died. He was 73. According to the Times Daily, Sledge died Tuesday morning (April 14) at his home in Baton Rouge, La. A cause of death is currently unknown.

Sledge, part of the famous Muscle Shoals, Ala., scene of the '60s, grew to prominence after "When a Man Loves a Woman," famously covered by Michael Bolton for a Grammy-winning version in 1991, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.

It was Sledge's only top 10 hit on the chart, though he earned three additional top 10s on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for "Warm and Tender Love" (No. 5), "It Tears Me Up" (No. 7) and "Take Time to Know Her" (No. 6). Read more here.

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