Troggs singer Reg Presley dies

The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died aged 71 following a battle with lung cancer, his daughter has confirmed.

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Troggs' hits include Wild Thing and Love Is All Around

Reg Presley, frontman of sixties rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71 after a battle with cancer.

One of the band's best known hits is Wild Thing which saw success on both sides of the Atlantic and was later covered by stars including Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen.

The Troggs pictured during a recording session (Reg Presley is seen on the far right) Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Another well-known song is Love Is All Around, which was covered in the 1990s by Wet Wet Wet and spent 15 weeks at number one.

The band scored a handful of other hits including With A Girl Like You and I Can't Control Myself.

Friend pays tribute to 'dear old pal' Reg Presley

The Troggs frontman Reg Presley died at his home in Andover, Hampshire, surrounded by friends and family, close friend and music publicist Keith Altham has said.

He announced the death of his "dear old pal" on his Facebook page, adding that the 1960s rock star suffered a number of strokes recently.

He said:

He was one very real person in a sometimes very unreal world. Our thoughts are with his wife Brenda and the the family and those legion of fans who loved his music and his band. I will miss him hugely.

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