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R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song ‘Stand By Me’, died on Thursday at the age of 76.
The soul singer born Benjamin Earl Nelson, initially started his career by joining a doo-wop group called The Five Crowns, who became The Drifters singing on hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me.
King got his big break with his solo single ‘Stand By Me’ that hit the US top five charts in 1961.
No reports on how King died, has been released.
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