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Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
22 Dec 2014 21:09
Legendary English singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70.
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The Sheffield-born singer had a career spanning more than 40 years, and was perhaps best known for his cover of The Beatles' song With A Little Help From My Friends and for Up Where We Belong.
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Marshall Arts, which represented Cocker for more than 30 years, confirmed his death.
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Cocker's agent Barrie Marshall described him as "without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain."
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The rock and blues veteran died today after a battle with lung cancer, leaving behind his wife Pam.
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Edgar Berger, chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment International, who signed Cocker, said: "Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble men I've ever met.
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"His iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe's wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world."
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