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Slade And Shadows Stars Attend Reg Presley's Funeral


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Slade rocker Noddy Holder and The Shadows star Bruce Welch were among mourners paying tribute to The Troggs singer Reg Presley at his funeral on Thursday (14Feb13).

Presley passed away last week (beg04Feb13) following a battle with lung cancer, and around 200 of his loved ones gathered to say their farewells at a service in Basingstoke, England.

He was hailed as an "unlikely rock star" and an "extraordinary man" during the memorial before his body was cremated.

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Marti Pellow Pays Tribute To Reg Presley


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Scottish singer Marti Pellow has opened up about his memories of Reg Presley following The Troggs frontman's death on Monday (04Feb13).

Pellow's band Wet Wet Wet took a cover of Presley's track Love Is All Around to the top of the charts in 1994, and the frontman recalls meeting the Wild Thing singer.

Speaking on Britain's The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Thursday (07Feb13), he says, "I had phenomenal success with Love Is All Around. I remember the first time Reg came to hear it, when we were in Glasgow about to embark on a tour, and we played this song and he had a wee (small) tear in his eye...

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A Week In News: Beyonce Nails Super Bowl, Yoda Set For The Big Screen, Kate Debuts Bump


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An Irreplaceable Super Bowl For Beyonce As She Reaches Her Performing Destiny, Yoda The Movie Anyone? And, The Duchess of Cambridge Debuting Her Baby-Bump

Irreplaceable: Beyonce showed over 100 million television viewers why she's the biggest R&B star on the planet at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Her rip-roaring LIVE set was very much the talking point after the game (won by the Baltimore Ravens, by the way).

Yoda The Movie? Hot on the heels of news that J.J. Abrams will helm Star Wars Episode 7, Disney has announced its intention to make several Star Wars spin-off movies over the coming years. Speculation that Jabba The Hut, Darth Vader and - lord forbid - Jar Jar Binks could helm the films is rife, though good old Yoda is the big favourite for the first movie.

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Chris Britton Pays Tribute To Reg Presley


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The Troggs rocker Chris Britton has paid a heartfelt tribute to the band's frontman Reg Presley, hailing his pal as a "brilliant" performer.

The guitarist was an original member of the Wild Thing hitmakers and has been left devastated by Presley's death on Monday (04Feb13) after a battle with lung cancer.

Britton tells the Bbc, "He's one of those people who, once you knew him, you never forgot. He'll always be there... He was a very positive character, he had a weird and wonderful sense of humour. A good bloke, and a very reliable bloke to work with."

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Reg Presley Dies, The Troggs Singer Passes Away At 71


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As reports state, Reg Presley dies age 71. The Troggs singer had been suffering with lung cancer for the past year.

As The Independent report, last January Presley made public his lung cancer diagnosis. "As you all know, I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital, tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad," he wrote. "However I've had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years."

The Troggs are the band behind the success of the iconic song 'Wild Thing' which was a major hit both in the UK and US during the '60s. The band enjoyed repeated fame and success during the '90s when their song 'Love is All Around' was covered by Wet Wet Wet and Radiohead, the latter with whom they recorded an album. Presley and The Troggs continued gigging right up until the singer's diagnosis. Over the past two decades he has also been known for his interest in crop circles and UFOs. He has even published a book about them. 

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Reg Presley Dies


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Reg Presley has died.

The Troggs singer passed away at his home in Hampshire, South England yesterday (04.02.13), aged 71 after losing a battle with lung cancer and was surrounded by his loved ones as he died, his friend Keith Altham has revealed.

Keith wrote on his Facebook page: ''My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today at 1.00, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Andover following a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer.

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Tim Burgess Leads Tributes To Reg Presley


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British rocker Tim Burgess has led the tributes to Reg Presley following his death on Monday (04Feb13), hailing The Troggs frontman a "true talent" and a "total one off".

The Wild Thing hitmaker, 71, passed away at his home in Andover, England after losing his battle with lung cancer, and The Charlatans rocker Burgess has turned to the late star's back catalogue as he mourns.

Sharing a YouTube.com video of The Troggs' 1966 hit With A Girl Like You with his Twitter.com fans, he adds, "Reg Presley has left the building. A true talent & total one off. The Troggs Tapes will always make me smile. Bye Reg."

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The Troggs Leader Reg Presley Loses Cancer Battle


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The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died a year after retiring from music to concentrate on battling lung cancer.

The Wild Thing hitmaker, 71, died at his home in Andover, England on Monday (04Feb13), surrounded by his family.

The rocker's daughter Karen tells Wenn, "He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We're absolutely heartbroken."

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The Troggs Leader Reg Presley Loses Cancer Battle


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The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died a year after retiring from music to concentrate on battling lung cancer.

The Wild Thing hitmaker, 71, died at his home in Andover, England on Monday (04Feb13), surrounded by his family.

The rocker's daughter Karen tells Wenn, "He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We're absolutely heartbroken."

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Reg Presley Diagnosed With Lung Cancer, Retires


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The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has been forced to retire from the music business to concentrate on battling lung cancer.

The British rocker, 70, was treated for pneumonia and fluid on his heart after falling ill last month (Dec11), but he has since been given some really bad news about his poor health.

Doctors have discovered cancerous cells in his lungs and the diagnosis has prompted the Wild Thing singer to call time on his career.

In a post on the band's official website, he writes, "As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.

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