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“When A Man Loves A Woman” Singer, Percy Sledge Dead At 73



HipHollywood can confirm that Percy Sledge, most known for his hit, “When A Man Loves A Woman”  passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner, Dr. William Clark tells us Sledge died just after midnight inside his Baton Rouge, Louisiana home of natural causes. We are told that Percy had been in hospice care after a long battle with liver cancer.

The singer quickly became a household name in 1966 after he released “When A Man Loves A Woman,” his first track with Atlantic Records. Coincidentally, April 16 will mark the 49th anniversary of the release of the chart topper.

Sledge is also known for hits “Take Time to Know Her,” “Warm and Tender Love” and “It Tears Me Up.”

RIP Percy.

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  1. faith

    April 14, 2015 at 8:31 PM


  2. generalsamwasaheluvaman

    April 14, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    I can’t tell you how many times I slowly moved on a dance floor holding a woman, usually pretty close, while dancing to that soulful voice. RIP Percy Sledge.
    I can’t believe how difficult it was to find a place to comment on this amazing talent.

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“I Cried A Lot”: Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Helped Him Through “Sad” Times



Thugs gotta cry too.

In a moment of vulnerability, Snoop Dogg opened up to HH about how sometimes he gets a bit down, “I cry. I’m sad a lot,” the legendary rapper told us. Life’s “problems and issues” sometimes weigh on the 46-year-old, but thankfully, his new project, Bible Of Love helped to lift his spirits.

The double-disc album, 32-track, gospel album is the first of its kind from Snoop, and while not everyone is receptive, the Doggfather knows he’s fulfilling his purpose. “I stepped in the world (of gospel) to say, hold on, let me take my light … and put it on this gospel gang with some of the most extraordinary singers you’ve ever heard in your life,” Snoop stated.

And that he did!

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