Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died, aged 72 1 month 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.

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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.'"

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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'.

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