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Rocker Joe Cocker dead at 70

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Joe Cocker in 2011 (Wikipedia) Joe Cocker in 2011 (Wikipedia)

Rock star Joe Cocker has died after a battle with lung cancer, according to the Yorkshire Post. He was 70.

The star, who rose to fame in the 60s, had hits with The Beatles' song "With A Little Help From My Friends" and later, in a duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong."

He died at home in Colorado.

He was born in Sheffield, England, and by 1961 was living a double life, working as a gas fitter by day and transforming himself into a club singer at night.

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