11/25/1940 - 4/14/2015
Remembering the life, death and rock 'n' roll legacy of Percy Sledge
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.
Dr. William "Beau" Clark, coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish, confirmed to The Associated Press that Sledge died about an hour after midnight of natural causes in hospice care.
His family later said in a statement released through his manager, Mark Lyman, that he...