Singer Joe Cocker Dead at 70

RIP Joe Cocker. The BBC reports that the legendary singer has died at age 70:

The singer song-writer from Sheffield had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.

His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed illness.

He said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”

Known for his gritty voice, Cocker began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s before hitting the big time.

He was propelled to pop stardom when his version of The Beatles’ With A Little Help from My Friends reached number one.

“With A Little Help From My Friends” – The Queens Golden Jubilee 2002

Joe Cocker performs his classic hit with Queen.

American Idol 9 winner, Lee DeWyze Pays His Respects

Joe Cocker duetted with Lee and Crystal Bowersox on the Idol finale. The singer instagrammed, “The world lost a legend this morning. I will never forget how amazing it was to share a stage with him. The energy, and emotion that he put into every song…a true talent. I’ll never forget our talk. #RestInPeaceJoeCocker”


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