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R&B legend Percy Sledge dead at 74

By Karen Butler
Percy Sledge speaks after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 in New York. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
Percy Sledge speaks after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 in New York. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI | License Photo

BATON ROUGE, La., April 14 (UPI) -- Famed R&B musician Percy Sledge died of liver cancer Tuesday in Baton Rouge, La. He was 74.

His manager Steve Green confirmed the news of his passing to Rolling Stone magazine.

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Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, Sledge was best known for his hits "Warm and Tender Love," "It Tears Me Up," "Out of Left Field," "Sunshine," "I'll Be Your Everything" and "When a Man Loves a Woman."

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