From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:06:16 -0500 Archived: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:06:16 -0500 Subject: Troggs' Reg Presley Passes Presley was one of thee first to publicly reveal the existance of the 'Alien Autopsy' film in 1995 - See: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/digest/DIGEST15.TXT ebk ----- Source: interaksyon.com http://tinyurl.com/b3x3lne February 5, 2013 'Wild Thing' Singer Reg Presley Dies At 71 By: Agence France-Presse InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 LONDON - Reg Presley, lead singer of British 1960s rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71, a friend said late Monday. Presley, best known for hits including "Wild Thing" and "Love Is All Around," had announced a year ago that he was battling cancer and would retire from the band. Veteran music journalist Keith Altham, a close friend of Presley's, wrote on his Facebook page that the singer had died "surrounded by family and friends" on Monday at his home in Andover, southeast England. "My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today," he wrote. "He was one very real person in a sometimes very unreal world. Our thoughts are with his wife Brenda and the the family and those legion of fans who loved his music and his band. I will miss him hugely." He added that the singer had suffered a number of recent strokes as well as being diagnosed with cancer. Presley's daughter Karen told the music website WENN: "He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We’re absolutely heartbroken." The singer had announced his retirement in January 2012 after he was taken ill during a gig in Germany the previous month. "During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer," he wrote in a letter posted on the band's website. "I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad. "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' manager did not immediately respond when contacted by AFP. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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