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Legendary soul singer Ben E. King,best known for his transcendent hit "Stand By Me," passed away today at the age of 76, King's reps confirmed to CNN. While best known for "Stand By Me," King was also one of the lead singers for the group, The Drifters, which had a number of hits, including "There Goes My Baby," which was written by King and reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B charts.
King was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Drifters, and was also inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist. Later in his life, King continued to perform in England and the United States and worked with his "Stand By Me" foundation, which helped to provide education to underprivileged children.