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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.
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.
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.
Reg Presley, lead singer of sixties rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71, his family has confirmed to the BBC.
The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around.
Presley retired from music a year ago after being diagnosed with lung cancer.