Darryl Hunt, best known for playing the bass guitar in The Pogues, has died at the age of 72.
The band has posted a tribute on it’s social media accounts, saying they’re ‘saddened beyond words.’
Hunt joined the band in the 1980s after a time as a roadie, and featured in the smash hit ‘Fairytale of New York.’
The Pogues, who Hunt first joined as a bass guitarist in 1986, confirmed the news via Twitter today.
“We are saddened beyond words,” the band stated. “Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.”
Hunt, born in May 1950, joined The Pogues following the departure of original bassist Cait O’Riordan.
The first album he appeared on with the band with If I Should Fall From Grace with God, released in 1988.
In their statement about Hunt’s death, The Pogues shared a line from ‘Love You ‘Till The End‘, which the bass guitarist wrote for their album, Pogue Mahone.
The statement referencing the song written by Hunt; the seventh and final Pogues studio album, released in 1996.
We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.
Darryl Gatwick Hunt 04/05/1950 – 08/08/2022
‘I know you want to hear me catch my breath
I love you till the end’ pic.twitter.com/9TZWx8eLLc
— The Pogues (@poguesofficial) August 9, 2022