Singer Gerry Rafferty Dies at Age 63
Singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, whose songs such as Stuck in the Middle with You, Baker Street and Get it Right Next Time became hits in the 1970s, has died at age 63.
After a long battle with alcohol problems, you may remember he escaped a hospital back in 2009 during treatment and dropped out of site. Last fall we learned he was suffering from liver failure, which was apparently the cause of his death.
"Baker Street" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide Rafferty refused to tour the U.S.
His family said he died today in England, with his daughter Martha at his side, reports The Guardian. In November, Rafferty was admitted to Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Dorset, England, with kidney failure, after years of battling alcoholism.
Rafferty was born in Glasgow and co-founded the soft-rock group Stealer's Wheel, before enjoying a successful solo career.