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British Rock Star Joe Cocker Passes Away

© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankJoe Cocker during his concert in Moscow.
Joe Cocker during his concert in Moscow. - Sputnik International
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A renowned rock singer and song writer Joe Cocker, 70, succumbed to lung cancer on Monday.

MOSCOW, December 22 (Sputnik) — British-born rock singer and song writer Joe Cocker, 70, succumbed to lung cancer on Monday, the Yorkshire Post reported.

He is best known for his cover of the Beatles' hit "With A Little Help From My Friends" which made the Top Ten on UK charts, and a prolific music career of over 40 years.

In 1983, the singer was granted a Grammy Award for his US Number One title "Up Where We Belong", in a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

Cocker died at his home in Colorado, after being a US resident for years. In 2007, he was introduced into the Hall of Fame in his home city of Sheffield, in England's South Yorkshire.

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