Singer Joe Cocker has died after a long battle with lung cancer at the age of 70. Cocker, famous for his raspy voice and wild hip gyrations on stage, have had many hits including the Beatles’ song With a Little Help From My Friends, which went to number one in 1968 and in 1983 with Up Where We Belong, a duet with Jennifer Warnes. A statement from his label Sony Music said: “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. 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.” The singer is survived by wife Pam, his step-daughter, Zoey Schroeder and two grandchildren, Eva and Simon Schroeder.
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