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RIP Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker 81 by Ron Hill

Ginger Baker, one of the co-founders of Cream, has died at the age of 80.

Baker’s death comes shortly after his family confirmed he was receiving medical treatment after becoming “critically ill”.

Baker is best known for co-founding Cream with Eric Claption and Jack Bruce in 1966.

He suffered various health problems in the later years of his life, telling Rolling Stone in 2013 that performing “exhausted” him.

The candid interview also saw Baker reveal that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from smoking.

In February 2016, he was forced to cancel a tour with Air Force after being diagnosed with “serious heart problems

IMAGE by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)