Darryl Hunt, bassist in the punk band The Pogues, has died. He lived to be 72 years old.
The band writes on Twitter that they are sadder than words can express after Hunt died in London on Monday, writes the PA news agency. Along with the obituary, they posted a black-and-white photo of Hunt with a guitar case and a quote from the song “Love You ’til The End”, written by the now-deceased bassist: “I know you want to hear me catch my breath / I love you until the end».
Frontman Shane MacGowan describes Hunt as a great friend and a great bass player.
– I am very sorry that Darryl has passed away, he was a really nice guy, a great friend and a great bass player. We will all miss him, writes MacGowan on Twitter.
Hunt was born in Hampshire, England on May 4, 1950. He became part of The Pogues in 1986 and was among other things on the album “If I Should Fall From Grace”, which includes their most famous song, the modern Christmas classic “Fairytale of New York”.
The bassist was part of the lineup until the last album “Pogue Mahone”, which came in 1996. He is credited as a songwriter on a number of songs.