It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to a true soul legend, a humble family man, and a beautiful human being.
‘The King of Slow Soul,” Percy Sledge passed away peacefully early this morning at his home in Baton Rouge Louisiana surrounded by his wife Rosa and their children after a long battle with cancer.

Just short of his 75th birthday this November (Nov 25, 1940), Percy rose to international stardom in the early 60’s when people around the world first heard his unmistakable voice on the timeless hit “When A Man Loves A Woman” and won the hearts of millions.

Since then he continued to record numerous albums and perform for his legions of fans around the globe until early last year.

The Sledge Family wishes to convey they are truly grateful for all the love and support from all his fans and friends.

Percy is survived by his wife Rosa and 12 children, as well as a brother and sister.