Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies at 76

Ben E King, the soul and R&B singer best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died aged 76.

His publicist confirmed to The Telegraph that he died of natural causes on Thursday.

The singer, loved around the world for his 1961 hit Stand By Me, rose to fame in the late 1950 with The Drifters, with songs including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me.