Joe Cocker has died after a battle with lung cancer

Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70, reports the BBC.

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The singer-songwriter best known for his cover of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” died after a battle with lung disease, reports The Yorkshire Post.

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Sony Music released an official statement on Monday, remembering the talented musician:

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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.

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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.

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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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Cocker is survived by his wife Pam of 27 years, his brother Victor, his step-daughter, Zoey Schroeder and his two grandchildren, Eva & Simon Schroeder.

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