Selon une information confirmée par son agent Barrie Marshall, le légendaire chanteur britannique Joe Cocker est mort des suites d'un cancer du poumon à l'âge de 70 ans.
Plutôt que d'offrir des fleurs, la page FaceBook de l'artiste suggère de faire des dons au profit de Cocker Kids' Foundation, C.p. 404, Crawford, CO. 81415. Retrouvez ci-dessous des extraits du long communiqué publié voici une heure et le lien pour le consulter dans son intégralité.
Rock Legend Joe Cocker dies at the age of 70
John Robert Cocker, known to family, friends, his community and fans around the world as Joe Cocker, passed away on December 22 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer. He was 70 years old.
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. 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.” Edgar Berger, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, International, who had signed Joe Cocker to Sony Music Entertainment.
Joe Cocker was born May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England where he lived until his early 20’s. An outstanding interpreter of songs, his successes include a Number One single in the UK in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' ‘A Little Help from My Friends’. Joe's career took off considerably after he performed this song at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.
Joe enjoyed long walks in the mountains with his dogs, fly fishing in the Black Canyon, playing snooker with friends and growing tomatoes in his greenhouse year-round.
Joe Cocker is survived by his wife, Pam, of Crawford; his brother Victor Cocker of Norfolk, England; his step daughter, Zoey Schroeder of Stevenson Ranch, CA and two grandchildren, Eva & Simon Schroeder.