Classic Rock

Darryl Hunt, bassist for The Pogues, dead at 72

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Darryl Hunt, bassist for the Celtic punk band The Pogues, has died. He was 72.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, the “Fairytale of New York” outfit writes, “We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.”

The post also quotes the lyrics “I know you want to hear me catch my breath/I love you till the end” from the 1996 Pogues tune “Love You ‘Till the End,” which was written by Hunt.

Hunt joined The Pogues in 1986, four years after the group formed. He played with them throughout their initial run, which ended in 1996, and rejoined the group for their reunion in 2001 and through their most recent show, which took place in 2014.

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