Joe Cocker has died at aged 70

English singer song-writer Joe Cocker has passed away at age 70, after a struggle with lung cancer. His agent Barrie Marshall said he was "simply unique" and "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts."


Sony Music released a statement, confirming Cocker's death. It 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.

From Sheffield, Joe Cocker had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including 'You Are So Beautiful' and 'Up Where We Belong', and a version of The Beatles' 'With A Little Help from My Friends' reached number one.

RIP Joe Cocker.