Percy Sledge died at his home in Baton Rouge yesterday.
The 73-year-old was known worldwide for its amazing voice, and the song "When a Man Loves a Woman" from 1966 is one of the real super hits the world has heard.
In an interview from 1996 Sledge comment on his fame.
- I'm the type that has always been the same. My old classmates could not believe that I was still the same as I was when we went to school together, he said when interviewed by ABC News.
In 2005, Sledge was accepted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Sledge leaves his wife Rosa as he was married to since 1980. He had 12 children, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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