Eric Clapton has shared an acoustic guitar tribute to his late bandmate Ginger Baker.

Shared via Baker’s Twitter account is an acoustic version of “Danny Boy” along with the caption, “For Peter Edward,” which was Baker’s first and middle names. Clapton shared an acoustic guitar tribute when fellow Cream bandmate Jack Bruce passed away in October 2014.

Baker died on October 6. He had been dealing with health issues for a number of years leading up to his death. In 2013, he went public with his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, the result of years of smoking. Baker also said he had degenerative osteoarthritis that resulted in chronic back pain.  In 2016, Baker had open-heart surgery.

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