Joe Cocker dies aged 70.

Joe Cocker dies aged 70.

Legendary British singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70, after a hard fought battle with lung cancer.

The Grammy winner’s agent,  Barrie Marshall has released a statement overnight, confirming COCKER’s passing, and remembering him as “simply unique”.

In the statement Sony Music has paid tribute to the celebrated singer.

“Joe Cocker was born 5/20/1944 in Sheffield, England where he lived until his early 20s. In 2007 he was awarded the OBE by the Queen of England.

“His international success as a blues/rock singer began in 1964 and continues till this day. Joe created nearly 40 albums and toured extensively around the globe.”

Cocker enjoyed a musical career spanning decades, particularly known for his hits Up Where We Belong, You Are So Beautiful, and a cover of the Beatles song A Little Help From My Friends.

He toured Australia a number of times, most recently in 2009 and 2011.

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