70, battle with cancer; death of Joe Cocker. Who is he?

Updated On 01 Jun, 2016 Published On

The Sheffield-conceived artist, Joe Cocker had a vocation enduring over 40 years starting from a young age, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. His operator Barrie Marshall said Cocker, who kicked the bucket in the wake of the engaging lung was beyond imagination.

Sir Paul McCartney said, "never thought to hear the news as he died in such early age he was best among the best."

 Known for his voice, Cocker - a previous gas fitter - started his singing vocation in the bars and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s preceding becoming wildly successful.

He was pushed to pop fame when his variant of With A Little Help from My Friends achieved number one in 1968. He performed the melody at the well-known Woodstock Festival in New York State a year later. In addition to this, his Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour of 1970 was also famous which went to 48 urban areas over the US.

His two-part harmony with Jennifer Warnes from An Officer And A Gentleman - hit number one and which succeeded him to achieve two awards - Grammy and an Academy Award in 1983. He was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2011. 

A year ago, his stadium visit crosswise over Europe saw him accomplish the main collection in Germany and give what was to be his last show in Hammersmith, London, in June. Cocker, who recorded 23 studio collections and 40 collections, lived in Colorado, in the US. 

Mr Marshall said it was with "the heaviest hearts we heard that our adored Joe Cocker passed away the previous evening"

He was married to Pam Baker from 1978 till 2014. He is remembered by other celebrities sharing the posts in social networking sites as well as expressing their concern about his family. He was an excellent personality in the field with a remarkable memory.