Pogues Member Darryl Hunt Died
Darryl Hunt, best known for his work with The Pogues, has passed away. His bandmates shared the news of his death on their official Instagram account, posting a black and white photo of the musician with a note expressing their sadness.
In view of their 18.7k followers, they wrote that they were “saddened beyond words” by the loss of their friend and colleague.
The Pogues confirmed that Hunt died on 8th August, 2022 in London. In addition to being a talented guitarist, Hunt was also a songwriter; he penned the lyrics to “Love You ‘Till The End“, one of the band’s most well-loved songs. His death is a loss not only to his friends and family, but also to the music world. He will be missed.
About Darryl Hunt
Darryl Hunt was born on May 4, 1950, in London, England. He was a self-taught musician, he is a bassist best known for his work with the Irish folk-punk band the Pogues.
Hunt began his musical career in the pub rock band Plummet Airlines. He later joined the Favourites, before joining the Pogues in 1986. With the Pogues, Hunt helped to create the band’s signature sound, which blended traditional Irish folk music with punk rock energy.
He also played on the band’s most famous song, “Fairytale of New York.” Hunt remained with the Pogues until their dissolution in 1996, after which he played with Spider Stacy and Andrew Ranken in the Vendettas.
He rejoined the Pogues in 2001, and stayed with them until their final dissolution in 2014. In addition to his work with the Pogues, Hunt also played on the soundtrack for Richard LaGravenese’s 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He was an accomplished songwriter, and wrote the lyrics to “Love You ‘Till The End”.
Hunt died on August 8, 2020, in London, England. He was survived by his wife and two children.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. It is always saddening when someone so talented loses their life. We can only hope that the outpouring of support from the music community will help them through this tough time.
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