Joe Cocker, the British rock artist best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" and the 1982 smash "Up Where We Belong," has died at the age of 70.
Sony Music confirmed the news to Billboard on Monday (Dec. 22), with a statement from chairman and CEO Edgar Berger, who signed Cocker to the label. "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," Berger said. "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."