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 · The singer of "When a Man Loves a Woman" has died at the age of 73. Percy Sledge passed away at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While Mary seemed devoted to her husband, she did not have the easiest marriage. Their union was riddled with adultery and heartache, including the death of two more of their children. Born in 1819, their son, Percy Florence, was the only child to live to adulthood. Mary's life was rocked by another tragedy in 1822 when her husband drowned. He had been out sailing with a friend in the Gulf of Spezia.

Sledge was honored with the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award in 1989 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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