Pogues' bassist Darryl Hunt dies aged 72

The Pogues’ bass player Darryl Hunt has died at the age of 72

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The punk group said they were “saddened beyond words” to share that Hunt had died on Monday afternoon.

Posting a black and white photo of Hunt holding a guitar case on Twitter, they paid tribute by quoting the lyrics of their song Love You ‘Till The End, which was written by the bassist.

They quoted: “I know you want to hear me catch my breath / I love you till the end.”

The musician and songwriter was born in Hampshire, England, on May 4, 1950.

He was involved in the band's 1988 album If I Should Fall From Grace With God which featured the Christmas hit Fairytale Of New York.

Darryl Hunt
Darryl Hunt

Hunt featured in their material until their last album, Pogue Mahone, in 1996.

He has writing credits on a number of their songs including Love You Til the End.

Bandmate Spider Stacy paid tribute to Hunt on Twitter, writing: “This is wretched. See you around the way, Daz. ‘It’s in the fridge’ #TrickyTrees”.

The band consisted of frontman Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods, Hunt and other musicians throughout the years.

Frontman Shane MacGowan described Darryl Hunt as a “great friends and a great bass player” in his own tribute to his late bandmate.

He wrote on Twitter: “I am very very sorry that Darryl has passed on, he was a really nice guy and a great friend and a great bass player.

“We will all miss him.

“May he have a happy state of eternal bliss and bless his family and friends love Shane.”