- The Washington Times - Monday, December 22, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker died Sunday night at his home in Colorado after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.

The English singer-songwriter, with a career spanning over 40 years, had hits including “You Are So Beautiful” and his 1960s cover of the Beatles’ song, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which later became the theme for the TV show “The Wonder Years.”

Cocker’s agent, Barrie Marshall, said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts,” BBC reported.

He was “without the doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain,” Mr. Marshall added.

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,” the Daily Mail reported.

“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,” he said.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr tweeted: “Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends, peace and love.”

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