Drummer Ginger Baker, famous for his roles in Cream and Blind Faith, has passed away at 80 years old. Baker was hospitalized due to being "critically ill" in late September, with his family later stating that he was "holding his own." It's not known what Baker was hospitalized for just yet, but as always, we wish Baker's family and friends all the best at this time.
Since his passing, fellow Cream bandmate Jack Bruce's family also expressed their sympathies to Baker's family. Bruce passed away on October 25, 2014.
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
The Bruce family would like to extend their sincere condolences to Ginger Baker’s family, friends and fans. Surviving a love hate relationship, Ginger was like an older brother to Jack, their chemistry was truly spectacular. RIP Ginger, one of the greatest drummers of all time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/G9Pl4Qecdp
— Jack Bruce (@jackbrucemusic) October 6, 2019