‘Wild Thing’ Singer Reg Presley Passes Away At 71

‘Wild Thing’ Singer Reg Presley Passes Away At 71
Entertainment

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. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Max Grunner

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In Entertainment

Also On Elite

Music

The 2014 Music Festival Guide: So Many Events, So Little Time (And Money)

Come every spring, the festival lineups roll out. One by one, headliners are announced and we grow excited. But which festival should you attend? Check out the 11 most anticipated music festivals of the year from all over and learn what’s worth it. 1. Coachella Indio, California, for the experience. Weekend 1 April 11-13 (General admission and […]

World

Canadian Lawmakers Are Debating Whether Weed Smokers Should Get Toke Breaks

Lawyers in Canada are pushing for workers’ rights to take marijuana smoke breaks on the job. In an effort to expand Canadian policies, some attorneys are arguing that employees are entitled to smoke prescribed marijuana. They believe that the medical use of cannabis is no different than other prescribed painkillers. According to Attorney Patrizia Piccolo: “It’s like […]

Music News

How Music Is Living On Borrowed Time In The Eyes Of The Consumers

Before we get started, I have to admit to at least a small amount of hyperbole here. To say that music as an art form is dead, dying or even “on borrowed time” is to suggest that a method of expression nearly as old as humankind is going to go away overnight. That couldn’t be […]