'Wild Thing' Singer Dead at 71

Reg Presley fronted Brit band the Troggs

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2013 12:34 AM CST

(Newser) – "Wild Thing" rocker Reg Presley, frontman for the Troggs, has died at age 71 in England, the BBC reports. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and retired from music last year. A music publicist and friend said Presley had suffered "a succession of recent strokes." The Troggs formed in the early 1960s and had a number of hits, including "A Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around." Presley was interested in UFOs and crop circles and published a book in 2002 called Wild Things They Don't Tell Us.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2008 file photo Reg Presley, frontman of British rock group The Troggs, performs in a TV studio in Huerth,near Cologne, Germany during the recording of the 50th Chart Show - The Best Rock Classics. Rock star Reg Presley, lead singer of the...
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2008 file photo Reg Presley, frontman of British rock group The Troggs, performs in a TV studio in Huerth,near Cologne, Germany during the recording of the 50th "Chart...   (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz, File)
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