Ginger Baker (Superstar Rock Drummer With U.K. Band Cream) is dead. The superstar rock drummer who helped redefine the role of the drums in rock and became a superstar in the process, died on Sunday in a hospital in southeastern England.
Ginger Baker was confirmed dead by his family with a post on the drummer ‘s official Twitter account. He died at the age of 80.
“Dad passed away peacefully,” his daughter Nettie Baker told CNN in a statement. “He was in no pain and had recently been able to see and speak to his children, close family and special friends.”
Psychedelic rock band Hawkwind, which worked with Baker, tweeted their condolences on his death Sunday.
“Fly high Ginger! You were a one off and and a true legend…We were honoured to work with you…RIP,” the band’s Twitter page said.
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 weeks.
— Ginger Baker (@GingerBDrums) October 6, 2019
So very, very sorry to hear this…..Fly high Ginger! You were a one off and and a true legend…We were honoured to work with you…RIP 😢 x
— Hawkwind (@HawkwindHQ) October 6, 2019
— Gary Kemp (@garyjkemp) October 6, 2019
RIP the music giant that was Ginger Baker. The beat behind too many favourite songs from Cream, The Graham Bond Organisation and Alexis Corner's Blues Incorporated. (If you haven't seen the great doc 'Beware Of Mr Baker' do check it out) pic.twitter.com/2ZaJcbcmK2
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 6, 2019