Reg Presley, lead singer of British rock band The Troggs whose raucous "Wild Thing" topped the charts in 1966, died on Monday, one of his agents has confirmed. He was 71.
"Reg Presley passed onto a new gig overnight," manager Denis Vaughan confirmed to TODAY.
The musician's daughter Karen told WENN: "He passed away peacefully at home (in Andover, England) and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We're absolutely heartbroken."
It was just over a year since Presley announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer after he became ill at a performance in Germany.
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