Ginger Baker, drummer of Cream, dies aged 80
07.10.2019

Ginger Baker, drummer of Cream, dies aged 80

Ginger Baker, drummer of one of Britain’s most influential rock outfits, Cream, has died aged 80 according to a statement released on social media.

The news comes after Baker’s family revealed the drummer was “critically ill in hospital” last month. The drummer underwent open heart surgery in 2016 and suffered from osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

News of Baker’s passing has sparked a flood of tributes from fellow musicians, including Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Brian May, remembering him as a “wild and lovely guy” and an “extremely talented and innovative drummer”.