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R&B singer Ben E. King, best known for the hit song 'Stand By Me'. (Photo by Rick Eglinton/The Toronto Star/Getty)

'Stand By Me' singer dies at 76

R&B legend Ben E. King, best known for his hit song "Stand By Me," died Thursday, his publicist told NBC News. He was 76.King, whose real name was Benjamin Earl Nelson, had a string of hits that cracked the Billboard Top 40 in the 1960s and 1970s. But none were as popular as "Stand By Me," which was voted one of the Songs...

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