‘Wild Thing’ Singer Reg Presley Passes Away At 71

‘Wild Thing’ Singer Reg Presley Passes Away At 71
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Reg Presley, lead singer of the Troggs has passed away at the age of 71. According to Presley’s publicist, Keith Altham, the singer died after a long and strenuous battle with cancer. 

Altham said the singer passed away at his home in Andover (70 miles west of London) surrounded by his family and close friends.

“My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today,” he said, calling Presley “one very real person in a sometimes very unreal world.”

Presley and the Troggs are most popularly known for their breakthrough hit “Wild Thing,” which debuted in the early days of the British invasion.

Presley founded the Troggs in the 1960s and the band continued to tour until his lung cancer was diagnosed just over a year ago. He had recently retired because of the cancer.

Reg Presley will be missed, and certainly never forgotten!

Ashton Tyler | Elite. 

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