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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. ''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.'' The 'Wild Thing' hitmaker's daughter Karen said she ws ''heartbroken'' by his passing. She said: ''He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. »

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