How many of us have felt the deep and painful meaning of love in this song? And sadly, the man who brought us this beautiful song is gone.
The Guardian: Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 73.
Louisiana coroner Dr William Clark confirmed that Sledge died early on Tuesday morning at his home in Baton Rouge. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer in early 2014.
Sledge’s first recording took him from hospital orderly to a long touring career averaging 100 performances a year and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.