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'Wild Thing' Singer Dead at 71

 
'Wild Thing' Singer Dead at 71
Posted Tuesday, February 5th 2013 @ 12pm  by By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER– "Wild Thing" rocker Reg Presley, frontman for the Troggs, has died at age 71 in England, the BBC reports. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and retired from music last year. A music publicist and friend said Presley had suffered "a succession of recent strokes." The Troggs formed in the early 1960s and had a number of hits, including "A Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around." Presley was interested in UFOs and crop circles and published a book in 2002 called Wild Things They Don't Tell Us.

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