Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died, aged 72 1 year ago

Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died, aged 72

"We are saddened beyond words."

Darryl Hunt, long-time bassist with The Pogues, has died at the age of 72.


The band confirmed Hunt's passing on Tuesday afternoon in a short statement shared on social media, noting:

"We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London. Darryl Gatwick Hunt 04/05/1950 – 08/08/2022."

The statement closes by referencing 'Love You 'Till the End', a song written by Hunt that featured on Pogue Mahone; the seventh and final Pogues studio album, released in 1996.

"'I know you want to hear me catch my breath. I love you till the end.'"


Hunt was born in Hampshire and studied fine art at Nottingham Trent University.

He joined The Pogues in 1986 after initially working as a roadie for the band. He first appeared on 1988 record If I Should Fall from Grace with God; the group's third album and the one that plays host to Christmas classic 'Fairytale of New York'.


"This is wretched," noted Pogues member Spider Stacy on Twitter. "See you around the way, Daz."