Percy Sledge — the man behind Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “When a Man Loves a Woman” — died Tuesday (April 14) at age 74. His famous fans and fellow musicians took to Twitter to pay tribute to the R&B icon after he lost his long battle with cancer.
i love percy sledge
— Flea (@flea333) April 14, 2015
Just lost another legend funkateers, Mr. “Percy Sledge”. He was an American R&B and soul performer who most… http://t.co/2N7BfcWndD
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) April 14, 2015
We lost a legend today. Prayers to Percy Sledge’s family, may he rest in peace.
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) April 14, 2015
— lily (@lilyallen) April 14, 2015
Not the original version, maybe not the best version, but definitely the definitive version. RIP Percy Sledge https://t.co/rgXlT1N5at …
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) April 14, 2015
— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 14, 2015
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) April 14, 2015
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) April 15, 2015
Condolences From The Redding Family To The Family & Fans Of Percy Sledge
— Otis Redding (@OtisRedding) April 15, 2015