English musician Joe Cocker died from lung cancer on Monday at the age of 70.
The Grammy award winner, whose career spanned more than four decades, was known for hits including “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong.” Cocker also shot to fame with covers of famous songs, such as “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles.
“John Robert Cocker, known to family, friends, his community and fans around the world as Joe Cocker, passed away on December 22, 2014 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer,” his label Sony Music said in a statement. “His international success as a blues/rock singer began in 1964 and continues till this day. Joe created nearly 40 albums and toured extensively around the globe.”
Beatles singer Ringo Starr took to Twitter to remember the late singer, writing, “Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love.”
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler also wrote, “We loved you forever, we will miss you always… RIP Joe Cocker.”
Cocker is survived by his wife of almost 30 years Pam, step-daughter Zoey Schroeder and grandchildren Eva and Simon Schroeder.
Edgar Berger, who signed the singer to Sony Music, called him a "legendary artist of rock and blues history" and praised him for being humble.
"His iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe’s wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world,” Berger added.
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