“Stand By Me” singer Ben E King Passes Away

1961, New York City, Ben E. King

Ben E King, famed and renowned singer of “Stand By Me,” passed away this morning at the age of 76. “Stand By Me” hit the US Top 5 in 1961 and returned to the charts in the 1980s. The record is timeless and is used around the world to inspire collaboration and solidarity.

Emmanuel Weyi started his Stand by Me humanitarian campaign largely because of King’s song. The title was certainly inspiration for our own name and we aim to continue Ben E King’s message and work. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32547474