THE POGUES bassist Darryl Hunt dies aged 72

10 August 2022
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THE POGUES  bassist Darryl Hunt had died at the age of 72.

Hunt, who joined the band in 1986, died in London on Monday (August 8).
THE POGUES wrote on Twitter that they were “saddened beyond words” to share the news. No information about the cause of his death has been shared publicly.
The band posted a black-and-white photo of Hunt holding a guitar case, paying tribute by quoting the lyrics of their song ‘Love You Till the End’ (written by Hunt) with: “I know you want to hear me catch my breath/ I love you till the end.”
THE POGUES singer Shane MacGowan described Hunt as a “great friend and a great bass player” in his own tribute.
Before Hunt began playing bass in THE POGUES in 1986 he was part of the pub rock band Plummet Airlines And The Favourites.
He replaced original POGUES bassist Cait O’Riordan after her marriage to Elvis Costello. The musician played on five POGUES albums, including their 1988 classic, ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’, which features the band’s Christmas hit ‘Fairytale Of New York‘.