The sad news was confirmed this morning on his Twitter page, saying: We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past few weeks, they added.
Ginger originally found fame alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the 60s band, who are considered one of the most influential acts of all time – while he was regarded as rocks first superstar drummer.
How old was Cream drummer Ginger Baker?
Ginger – real name Peter Edward Baker – was 80 years old at the time of his death.
He was born on 19 August 1939 in Lewisham, South London.
What was Ginger Bakers cause of death?
Although the exact cause of his death was not given Ginger had been suffering health issues for several years.
He revealed in 2013 that years of heavy smoking had left him with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Spanish singer Blas Canto has been officially confirmed as Spains entry in the 65th edition of Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, which is to be held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.
The official Eurovision Twitter account confirmed the exciting news on 5 October, saying: Selection season for #Eurovision 2020 is DEFINITELY off to a great start!
@BlasCanto will represent #Spain @rtve in Rotterdam!
Blas was chosen internally by the RTVE (Spanish Radio And Television Corporation) management, as he continues to work with the network to find the perfect song to perform during the competition.
The 27-year-old is no stranger to Eurovision, having first rose to fame after taking place in the Eurovision Junior youth contest in 2004 at the age of 12, helping Spain come in fourth place.
Years later, he became a member of the popular Spanish boyband Aauryn, who released four studio albums and achieved seven top 10 singles on the Spanish Singles Chart, before disbanding in 2016.
Aauryn also took place in Destino Eurovision in 2011, the selection process to represent Spain in that years Eurovision contest, reaching the final three with their track Volver (Return). In the end, Lucia Perez was chosen to represent the country with his song Que me quiten lo bailao (Get The Dance Out Of Me).
Following the breakup of the band, Blas signed a solo record deal with Warner Music Spain, and released his debut single In Your Bed in 2017. He released his debut studio album Complicado (Complicated) the following year.
She wrote: Hey, Im suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going.
What is Ehlers Danlos?
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissues.
Symptoms can include loose joints, joint pain, abnormal scar formation and skin hyper-elasticity (very stretchy skin).
The Genetics Home Reference (GHR) reports that the syndromes are quite rare, affecting about 1 in 5000 individuals worldwide.
There is currently no known cure, although sufferers can benefit from various types of therapy and advice.
Genius: Aretha is being billed as the first-ever definitive and authorised series to focus on Franklin and her life in music. The show will, therefore, feature a number of her greatest hits, including I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You), Chain of Fools and Since Youve Been Gone.
The series is set to chronicle Franklins musical genius and incomparable career, and the impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As well as recreations of some of her most memorable performances (such as those she gave at the 1998 Grammys and Barack Obamas 2009 inauguration), Franklins important civil rights activism is expected to be covered in the series.
Erivo – who has notably starred in Widows, the Broadway production of The Color Purple and the forthcoming Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet – will perform Franklins songs in the show and, in a statement about the upcoming series, she praised Franklin for long being a source of inspiration for me.
Her strength, passion and soul are evident in her everlasting legacy, not only as a transcendent artist, but as a humanitarian and civil rights icon.