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Who was Darryl Hunt?
The legendary Pogues bassist has died at the age of 72, his bandmates confirmed today.
Darryl Hunt passed away yesterday afternoon, although his cause of death has not yet been shared. His devastated bandmates announced the news on social media, posting a black and white photo of Hunt holding a guitar case.
Alongside the post, they wrote: “We are sadder than words.
“Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London. Darryl Gatwick Hunt 04/05/1950 – 08/08/2022.”
Adding lyrics from their song Love You ‘Till The End, written by Hunt, they then finished: “I know you want to hear me catch my breath. I love you to the end.”
The musician, singer and songwriter was born in Hampshire, England, in 1950.
Before beginning to play bass in The Pogues in 1986, he was part of the pub rock band Plummet Airlines and The Favourites.
He was involved in the Celtic-inspired band’s later work, including their 1988 album If I Should Fall From Grace With God, which featured the Christmas hit Fairytale Of New York.
Hunt appeared on his material up until his last album, Pogue Mahone, in 1996.
He has writing credits on several of his songs, including Love You Til the End.
The band consisted of frontman Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods, Hunt and other musicians over the years.
In his own tribute today, Shane described Darryl Hunt as a “great friend and a great bass player.”
He wrote: “I’m so sorry Darryl passed away, he was a really nice guy, a great friend and a great bass player.
“We will all miss him.
“May he have a happy state of everlasting bliss and bless his family and friends, love Shane.”
Spider Stacy added: “This is horrible. See you on the road Daz. ‘It’s in the fridge’ #TrickyTrees.”
Fans also shared their shock online, with one writing: “Such sad news.
“Love You Till The End ranks right up there with the best Pogues songs, and Darryl gave so much to the band. My condolences to his friends and family. X”
Another said: “I thought Darryl was a class act onstage and off.
“I will always be grateful to him for being a part of so many wonderful memories and the soundtrack of my life.”
A third added: “Very sad to hear of the passing of Darryl Hunt. A truly brilliant Pogue and bass player.”