Legendary R&B singer Ben E. King has passed away at the age of 76, according to BBC News. King was best known for his hit “Stand By Me,” which topped the charts in 1961, and was also a founding member of The Drifters who produced such hits like “This Magic Moment” and “There Goes My Baby.”

King started his career in the late ’50s with The Drifters and went solo shortly thereafter, which led to “Stand By Me” along with other big hits like “Spanish Harlem,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” and more. In total, King recorded music for over 50 years, with his last release coming in the form of Heart & Soul in 2011.