The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt dies at 72

The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died at the age of 72.

The group said on Twitter that they were “grieved beyond words” to share that Hunt passed away in London on Monday afternoon.

Posting a black and white photo of Hunt holding a guitar case, he paid tribute by quoting lyrics from the song “Love You ‘Till The End” written by the bassist.

They quoted:

The musician and songwriter was born on May 4, 1950 in Hampshire, England.

He was a member of the pub-rock bands Plamet Airlines and The Favorites before starting playing bass for The Pogues in 1986.

He was part of the band’s Celtic-inspired subsequent work, including the 1988 album If I Should Fall From Grace With God, which featured the Christmas hit Fairytale Of New York.

Hunt appeared in their material until their last album, Pogue Mahone, in 1996.

He has written credits on many songs, including Love You Til the End.

Bandmate Spider Stacy paid tribute to Hunt on Twitter, writing, “This is miserable. See you later, Daz. ‘It’s in the fridge’ #TrickyTrees”.

The band consisted of frontman Shane McGowan, Gem Feiner, James Fernley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods, Hunt and other musicians. The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt dies at 72

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