The Pogues mourn bass player Darryl Hunt

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“We are saddened beyond words,” The Pogues said. “Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.”

The death of Pogues bass player Darryl Hunt has been announced. He was 72.

Hunt has been remembered as a, ‘great friend and a great bass player’ by Shane MacGowan, who added on Twitter: “I am very very sorry that Darryl has passed on. We will all miss him.”

Spider Stacey also responded to the news on Twitter: “This is wretched. See you around the way, Daz. ‘It’s in the fridge’.”

Hunt joined The Pogues in 1986 after a period with the London pub rock band Plummet Airlines upon the departure of Cait O’Riordan, in time for the band’s classic third album If I Should Fall From Grace With God and their defining festive hit Fairytale Of New York.

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