Remembering Percy Sledge, Soul Legend Behind 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

(CNN) — Legendary R&B singer Percy Sledge has died at the age of 73, CNN has confirmed. The crooner, best known for his classic song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” passed away Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge, 

Percy Sledge, the R&B singer whose golden voice powered the 1966 classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died today of liver cancer at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "'When a Man Loves a Woman' is one of the best songs I've ever heard," Rod 

Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.

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, who was born in Leighton, Alabama, was working as a hospital orderly when he began playing clubs and frat parties with the Esquires, a locally popular group, in 1965. As he recalls, “I was singing every style of music: the Beatles, Elvis