Famous musician Joe Cocker has passed away. The star died at the age of 70. The star’s agent revealed the sad news on Monday. He claimed that Joe Cocker suffered from lung cancer. He died in Colorado, where he had been living for the past two decades.
Joe Cocker is well known for his numerous hits, including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong, among many others. The star’s brother, Victor, talked about the late singer and claimed that he has actually been one of his biggest fans. Paul McCartney praised the talented musician for the legacy he has left to the world of music.
“It was just mind blowing, totally turned the song into a soul anthem and I was forever grateful to him for doing that,” McCartney said in a statement. “I knew him through the years as a good mate, and I was so sad to hear that he had been ill and really sad to hear today that he had passed away,” the same statement added.
Joe Cocker became famous back in the 1960s. Throughout his long running career in music, the star has released no less than 40 albums and has toured the world to meet millions of fans. In 2011, Joe Cocker received a great honor. He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace. Joe Cocker’s career has always been successful, but the famous musician has also been in a darker place, battling alcohol addiction, which he finally managed to overcome.
The famous musician is survived by wife Pam, brother Victor, but also a stepdaughter and two grandchildren. The star decided to move to Crawford, Colorado, in the early 1990s. This small town with less than 500 people was his home for years. With his wife and children, Cocker ran the Cocker Kids Foundation, helping the town’s schools for years.
Joe Cocker will always remain in the history of music for his unique, powerful voice, while his music will always live in the hearts of fans from all over the world.