Singer Joe Cocker dead

Los Angeles: Rock star Joe Cocker has died after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Cocker passed away at his residence in Colorado Monday, label Sony said in a statement, reports He is survived by his wife Pam.

Best known for his cover of the Beatles' 'With a Little Help from my Friends', the singer-songwriter rose to fame in the 60s. He won a Grammy in 1983 for 'Up where we Belong', a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

Paul McCartney, former band member of the Beatles, expressed his grief.

"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 that he has passed away. He was a great guy, a lovely guy who brought so much to the world. We'll all miss him."

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