The Troggs star passes away

Reg Presley, the lead singer of sixties rock band the Troggs has died at the age of seventy one.

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Reg Presley in Belgium - 2005

In 2005, we featured Reg Presley with a special friend he'd made in Andover. Phill Mayer was in a terrible accident last summer and had both legs amputated after he was crushed while exploring the derelict Rothsay Hotel.

To help Phill on the long road to recovery, The Troggs took him to Antwerp for their recent Golden Years rock concert. Also on stage - Slade, Alvin Stardust, Mungo Jerry and other classic bands. Our reporter Keith Malone tagged along too!

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Reg Presley on crop circles

Watch our report from 2009 - when Reg Presley talked to us about a crop circle that had appeared in Oxfordshire. The lead singer of sixties rock band the Troggs, Reg Presley died at his home in Andover in Hampshire following a battle with lung cancer.

He'd had a number of hit songs including 'Wild Thing' .

Remembering Reg

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RIP Reg Presley - such a lovely man now chasing crop circles in the sky no doubt!

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Reg Presley has left the building. A true talent & total one off. The Troggs Tapes will always make me smile. Bye Reg x http://t.co/QuGy0w5X

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Good Night to our local hero and celebrity Reg Presley. RIP Reg, sincere condolences to his family

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