His family shared the news via Facebook and Twitter saying, "We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning. Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past weeks."
Baker had been battling "serious heart problems" in 2016 and eventually led to a surgery. He also had a respiratory infection in 2013.
In 2013, a documentary on Baker was released, titled 'Beware of Mr. Baker'. Watch the trailer below.