Crawford, Colorado – After a long battle with cancer, singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70. The long time rocker and singer had enjoyed a life of fame and fortune, but his health declined greatly in later years. Cocker did not let his health of his age keep him from entertaining his fans, as he performed live up until the year of his death. On December 22, 2014 Joe Cocker died from Lung Cancer in Colorado.
Joe Cocker’s Wonder Years Over At The Age Of 70
Cocker’s crooning made him famous, and even landed him some top hits, but he was never inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Some of his peers had made mention that Joe was deserving of an induction, and thus nominated him. It is still possible for him to be inducted posthumously, but the honor may have been more well received during his lifetime. Other musicians have reached out since his passing to state their regards for the beloved singer.
Joe Cocker was born John Robert Cocker in England on May 22, 1944, but made much of his fame performing across the United States. The name of Joe was given to him at some point in his childhood as a nickname, but the reasoning is not well known. He eventually settled down in his later years in the state of Colorado, where he eventually lost his battle with lung cancer.
‘Rolling Stone’ had ranked Joe Coker #97 on their “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list, which was a major honor. His professional career spanned more than 50 years, as he performed with various stage acts and as a solo act.
Joe Cocker’s Wonder Years Over At The Age Of 70.