Percy Sledge - the singer best known for his enduring 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" - passed away today at the age of 73.

Reps for Sledge say that he had been battling cancer for several years and died peacefully at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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German author Gunter Grass passed away today at the age of 87.

Best known for his 1959 novel, The Tin Drum, Grass gained a reputation as the moral conscience of post-World War II Germany through his often shocking candor regarding life under the Nazi regime.

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