The Troggs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30094/all en 'Wild Thing' singer Reg Presley dies at 71: friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/wild-thing-singer-reg-presley-dies-at-71-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reg Presley, lead singer of British 1960s rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71, a friend said late Monday.</p> <p>Presley, best known for hits including "Wild Thing" and "Love Is All Around", had announced a year ago that he was battling cancer and would retire from the band.</p> <p>Veteran music journalist Keith Altham, a close friend of Presley's, wrote on his Facebook page that the singer had died "surrounded by family and friends" on Monday at his home in Andover, southeast England.</p> <p>"My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today," he wrote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/wild-thing-singer-reg-presley-dies-at-71-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reg Presley Reg Presley Technology The Troggs Wild Thing AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745908 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Wild Thing' singer Reg Presley dies in UK -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/wild-thing-singer-reg-presley-dies-uk-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 4 (Reuters) - Reg Presley, the lead singer of 1960s British rock band The Troggs, who scored a hit with the love anthem "Wild Thing," was reported to have died at his home in England on Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 71.</p> <p>"He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We're absolutely heartbroken," Presley's daughter Karen was quoted as telling the London-based World Entertainment News Network (WENN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/wild-thing-singer-reg-presley-dies-uk-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reg Presley Reg Presley Singles The Troggs Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745940 at http://www.globalpost.com