Percy Sledge, music icon and Muscle Shoals native, dies

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Percy Sledge at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Concert (Photo: Carol Highsmith/Wikipedia)
Percy Sledge at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Concert (Photo: Carol Highsmith/Wikipedia)

BATON ROUGE, La. – Percy Sledge, a native of Leighton, Alabama and Muscle Shoals music icon, died Tuesday at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This, according to a report on TimesDaily.com, who referenced a longtime friend of Sledge.

Sledge was 73 years old.

He was best known for his song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which he recorded in 1966 in Sheffield.

He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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