How old was Cream drummer Ginger Baker, what was his cause of death and what were the bands best-known songs?
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker has passed away following reports last week that he was in hospital.
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.