Reg Presley during a recording session with the Troggs
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Troggs singer Reg Presley dies at 71

Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s British rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71.

The frontman died at his home in Hampshire surrounded by his family, his daughter Karen said.

The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around, which was covered in the 1990s with huge success by Wet Wet Wet.

Presley had announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and then being diagnosed with lung cancer.

BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley spoke to Tony Livesey on BBC Radio 5 Live and paid tribute.

  • 05 Feb 2013