Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) in Paisley, near Glasgow, was a Scottish singer and songwriter best known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line", and "Stuck in the Middle" with the band Stealers Wheel. Baker Street, released in 1978, was still netting him £80,000 a year more than 30 years later.
In November 2010, Rafferty was admitted to a hospital in Bournemouth, Dorset, suffering from liver failure. He died at home on 4 January 2011, of liver disease.
He is survived by his daughter, Martha.Source: The Guardian and Wikipedia