Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 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.
BBC News reports Cocker’s 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.”
Other reports suggest he died from a battle with lung cancer.
While performing a concert at Madison Square Garden on 17 September 2014, veteran rock singer Billy Joel stated that Cocker was “not very well right now” and asked that he be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.