Joe Cocker singer/songwriter has died at the age of 70

JOE COCKER, singer/songwriter has died at the age of 70 after a reported bout with lung cancer. Cocker’s career spanned more than 40 years, Known for his gritty voice, Cocker began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of SHEFFIELD in the 1960’s. Cocker’s hits included “You Are So Beautiful” and the song “Up Where We Belong,” his Oscar- and Grammy-winning duet with Jennifer Warnes from “An Officer And A Gentleman.”

Both ROLLING STONE (#97) and MOJO (#58) magazines named him to their list of the “100 Greatest Singers Of All Time. His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed to the BBC that Cocker had died on his Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford, Colorado where he lived with his wife, actress Pam Baker. MARSHALL said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”

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