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Joe Cocker dies at 70

Cocker performing at Woodstock

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Singer Joe Cocker, famous for his cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," which he famously performed at Woodstock, has died at 70. According to a statement from Sony Music obtained by ITV, the cause was lung cancer. The full statement is below:

"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. Mr. Cocker was 70 years old.

Joe Cocker was born 5/20/1944 in Sheffield, England where he lived until his early 20’s. In 2007 he was awarded the OBE by the Queen of England.

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."

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The singer's agent, Barrie Marshall, also confirmed the news to BBC News, saying"it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts." See Cocker's famous Woodstock performance below.

 
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