Percy Sledge, one of the worlds great sources of inspiration as an artist and one of the most gracious human beings I've ever known. We sang together and I'm forever grateful!!! Your spirit lives on through your music forever. Love MB

*This is an article from Time with Michael on When A Man Loves A Woman: http://time.com/3824173/michael-bolton-on-the-power-of-when-a-man-l...  MBTeam 

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Comment by Sarah hughes on May 1, 2015 at 2:24pm
Love your work and have grown up on your music from the age of 2 years old !!! I'm getting married in Sydney on 23rd of May :) and Would love to see you !
Comment by maureen grogan on April 17, 2015 at 1:58am
Oh my gosh, Michael- I was so saddened to hear this news. I adored Percy Sledge and his timeless rendition of WAMLAW so many years ago, when I was very young. (Like you!) And of course I equally adored your rendition from the first time I ever heard it on the radio, right up to the most recent time that I was fortunate to hear you sing live once again, 2 years ago in Florida. I have never forgotten that incredible duet on VH1. Have not seen it in years, and I am thankful for YouTube! It brought me to tears. My prayers are for Percy's loved ones in their loss of such a sweet and humble soul. God bless you and stay well and happy.
Comment by Linda Gallo on April 16, 2015 at 7:46pm

I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of the great Percy Sledge.  He will be sorely missed.  Legends leave legacies for the world that are the greatest treasures for they are pieces of themselves.  Like stars they illuminate the firmament of the entertainment world.  I am so grateful to have enjoyed his music - it was so much a part of my youth.  He was an unforgettable gift and his music lives on as does his great spirit.  My prayers are with his family, his friends, and his fans - God bless you Percy Sledge and thank you!

Comment by Dennis Valverde on April 16, 2015 at 4:32pm

I'm so sorry for your loss  Michael Percy Sledge will be missed His music will live on!

Comment by Sandra Jeffery on April 16, 2015 at 1:11pm

Really sorry to read this news Michael....I have it on DVD you and Percy Sledge singing " When a man love s a woman". Amazing performance. Sending hugs to you on the loss of one of your idols,

Love Sandra xxxx

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Comment by R.Lupe.Barcelona on April 16, 2015 at 12:03am

Percy Sledge,it is sad news, a warm embrace for you and a stairway to heaven for him. Have no doubt that surely he will be sitting in the audience every night singing with you and having a drink with Pavarotti. People who open their hearts to the people never die.

Reina

Comment by Maria N. on April 15, 2015 at 9:49pm

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Hope Great Spirits will " live on ", Forever.  ", Through art, memory, love, eternity.

" When a man loves a woman ", one of the most romantic songs ever. Since 1966, 1991 - until, Forever. 

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Comment by Anna Mason on April 15, 2015 at 6:21pm

I remember watching your performance with him years ago.....may he RIP.

Anna (in MO)

Comment by sylvia doughty on April 15, 2015 at 1:30pm

Beautiful tribute and here is the beautiful duet and thank goodness we have this to treasure.  Hope too, Michael, you will keep singing WAMLAW and keep the spirit of Percy's music alive every time you walk on the stage.... hope so !! :)

https://youtu.be/0sgTkpTWFAw

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend

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