10 Best Covers of Percy Sledge's 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

It might seem a little counter-intuitive that an R&B singer like Percy Sledge would find a warm and welcoming home at a joint called Austin's Country Palace in Mobile, Alabama, but the two had a long and lucrative run. Following his death on Tuesday

After a long and hard battle with cancer, R&B singer Percy Sledge passed away on April 14 — such a devastating day in the world of music.

Sledge skyrocketed to fame, after leaving a career as a hospital orderly, when his debut single, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” hit the Billboard 100 in 1966. Sledge's other hits include “Warm and Tender Love,” “It Tears Me Up” and “Take Time to Know Her.”.

R&B legend Percy Sledge — famous for his hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" — died at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tuesday morning after a long…

BATON ROUGE, La. — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana.