Legendary rock singer Joe Cocker has died from complications of lung cancer. He was 70.

Perhaps best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends," Cocker's career spanned more than 40 years. He won both an Academy Award and a Grammy, and in 2007 was awarded an OBE at Buckingham Palace. His last album, Fire it Up, was released in 2012.

"Hugely talented, a true star, but a kind and humble man who loved to perform." Cocker's agent Barrie Marshall told the BBC after confirming the singer's death. "Anyone who ever saw him live will never forget him.

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