Soul Legend Percy Sledge Dies

US soul legend Percy Sledge has died.

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge gtpugh / Foter / CC BY-SA

gtpugh / Foter / CC BY-SA

He was famed for When A Man Loves  A Woman and passed away at the age of 73.

The death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was confirmed to various news outlets by his agent Steve Green.

Sledge made his name in the 1960s and 1970s and was popular on local (Zimbabwean) radio and TV with his music being used as soundtrack to various local dramas.