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Percy Sledge Dies at his Home in Baton Rouge

Legendary R&B singer Percy Sledge has passed away at his home in Baton Rouge at the age of 73.

Sledge, best known for his 1966 classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” had been receiving hospice care before passing away early this morning of natural causes, according to the Associated Press.

A native of Alabama, Sledge settled in Baton Rouge, where he spent most of his life.

A 2007 inductee into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Sledge released dozens of singles and albums during his career, the last of which was 2013’s The Gospel of Percy Sledge.

  • Sharon Layne

    When A Man Loves A WOMAN, sung in my favorite movie, The Crying Game.Will miss you, Percy!

    • Stephany Causey

      Hi Miss Sharon,I am an independent artist,I just completed a beautiful painting of Percy,I can post it up for you to see,If you want it you can give me a commission for it,Get connected with me,And go to facebook,and click in;..Bonafide Artist LLC….Im hoping and prying ill here from you soon,Thanks for the support.