Death of Ben E. King

September 28, 1938 - April 30, 2015
Teaneck, New Jersey | Age 76

'Stand By Me' singer dies at 76
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By HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76.

King died Thursday of natural causes, his publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press on Friday. His attorney, Judy Tint, said he died at The Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack,...

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