Soul musician Percy Sledge who wrote the hit When a 'Man Loves a woman " died two years ago after a long battle with cancer, He was 74 years old. According to fans on his Face Book page, he passed away two years ago peacefully.

Sledge was born right here in Leighton, Alabama but spent a lot of his career living in New Orleans. He was inducted into the Rock in roll Hall of fame in 2005. Also inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame.

His Big Hit " When a Man Loves a Women " is still in many movies and TV shows to this day.

Sledge was a Alabamian lets remember who he was and what he did for music and this Proud state. Lets remember again this true legend in Music.