Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” has passed away at the age of 70 according to BBC News. His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed to BBC that Cocker died from a battle with lung cancer.
The English rock and roller came to popularity in the 1960s, culminating in his cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” hitting number one in the UK in 1968. His version of the tune would also go on to become the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. Cocker also won a Grammy in 1983 for his song “Up Where We Belong,” a duet with Jennifer Warnes.
Cocker’s last studio effort came in the form of 2012’s Fire It Up and marked his 22nd overall solo studio release. He has also collaborated over the years with Bo Diddley, James Brown, B.B. King, Santana and many more.