Ginger Baker was an English drummer famous for his role as drummer and founder of the rock band Cream. He also performed alongside other rock sensations including Hawkwind, Blind Faith and Masters of Reality. Also known as Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker, the star was born in Lewisham, London, where he started playing drums at age 15. It is said that he inspired many jazz musicians, including Phil Seaman.
After a life full of musical success, CelebrityNetWorth.com reports that the drummer left behind a net worth of 1,621,600.00 ($ 2 million).
His distinctive jazz flare helped him reach fame by performing with Ginger Baker & # 39; s Energy.
Joining forces with Eric Clapton in 1966, the rock and roll star formed Cream and began working to build her reputation.
He was known for his high-energy stage performances with Cream, described by some as a "human harvester".
Although hailed for being a rock star around the world, he downplayed his skills by comparing himself to "time keeping".
It is reported that despite a continuous battle with heroin and alcoholism, he managed to control his success.
In an interview with The Guardian Ginger, he said, "I've gotten off heroin about 29 times."
His family issued a moving statement on Twitter this morning announcing that the singer had passed away.
They wrote: "We are very sad to say that Ginger died peacefully in the hospital this morning.
"Thank you all for your kind words in recent weeks."
The music mentor had been in the hospital since September 26th.
Although the exact cause of his death was not announced, his family said he was “seriously ill” and was in hospital undergoing open heart surgery earlier this year.
In a tweet since the day she entered the hospital, the family said: "The Baker family is sad to announce that Ginger is seriously ill in the hospital.
"Please keep it in your prayers tonight."
He was also diagnosed with "serious heart problems", forcing him to leave on a tour in 2016 with his band Air Force.
He left three children, Nettie, Leda and Kofi.
Since his death, there has been a lot of support on fan social networks including Slipknot's Jay Weinberg and Edgar Wright.