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Reg Presley, the frontman for The Troggs who snarled his way to rock fame on the iconic song "Wild Thing," died Monday following a battle with lung cancer. He was 71. According to the BBC, Presley -- born Reginald Maurice Ball in Andover, Hampshire, England --  died surrounded by family members at his home in Hampshire. Also read: Patty Andrews, Last of the Andrews Sisters, Dies at 94 Though The Troggs (short for "Troglodytes," the group's original name) didn't write "Wild Thing" -- the song was penned by New York City songwriter Chip »

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