The singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," passed away after a battle with lung disease.
The late rocker's rep released the following statement on Monday:
John Robert Cocker, known to family, friends, his community and fans around the world as Joe Cocker, passed away on December 22 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer. He was 70 years old.
"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," Edgar Berger, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, 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."
The legendary musician is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pam, his brother, Victor, his step-daughter, Zoey Schroeder, and his two grandchildren, Eva and Simon Schroeder.
Almost immediately after news broke, his fans took to Twitter to remember the star and offer their condolences.
Ah. What a mighty mighty original voice is gone. Joe Cocker one of the all time soul of Rock and Roller Kings will be missed forever.