Describe Darryl Hunt. As The Pogues bassist passes away at age 72, tributes flow in.

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Describe Darryl Hunt. When The Pogues bassist dies aged 72, tributes pour in.

The bassist for the English punk band The Pogues, Darryl Hunt, has died at the age of 72. Hunt died in London on the afternoon of August 8, 2022, according to the punk band. Hunt’s cause of death is still under investigation. The band members paid their respects and expressed their sorrow in their condolences.

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In addition to playing bass, Hunt contributed to five of the band’s albums, beginning with If I Should Fall from Grace with God in 1988 and ending with the release of Pogue Mahone, the group’s final album, in 1996 Reunited in 2001. Darryl Hunt stayed with them until 2014.

Love You ‘Til the End is one of the songs credited with writing by Darryl Hunt. The song gained popularity after being used in the 2007 film PS I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.

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Darryl Hunt

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The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died aged 72. Tributes are paid.

Hunt can be seen with his guitar in a photo posted by The Pogues. They also referenced his song Love You ‘Til The End, which they wrote themselves. The group wrote:

“Our Darryl died in London yesterday afternoon. 05/04/1950 – 08/08/2022 Darryl Gatwick Hunt. I adore you to the end and I know you want to hear me catch my breath.”

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Another band member, Spider Stacy, paid tribute to the late bassist in a letter he wrote:

Our grief knows no bounds. Our Darryl left London yesterday afternoon.

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D Gatwick Hunt 05/04/1950 – 08/08/2022

Find out more about The Pogues and Darryl Hunt

Darryl Hunt was born on May 4, 1950 in Hampshire, England. He studied at the Nottingham School of Art, graduating with a BA in Fine Art.

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Hunt was a member of The Favorites and pub rock group Plummet Airlines before joining The Pogues in 1986. He was a member of Pride of the Cross alongside Dave Scott and Cait O’Riordan of The Pogues.

After helping with the band’s sound, driving and tour management for a period, Hunt joined permanently in 1986.

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He made significant contributions to all of the band’s albums, most notably 1988’s If I Should Fall From Grace With God, which included the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York. In December 2021, the 1987 song backed by Kirsty MacColl appeared annually on the Official UK Singles Chart.

Shane MacGowan fronted The Pogues in 1982. The nickname Pogue Mahone, which means “kiss my ass” in English, was originally used for the group. MacGowan left the band in 1991. However, The Pogues continued to perform until 1996 with the help of additional vocalists Joe Strummer and Spider Stacy.

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Before breaking up again in 2014, the band reunited in 2001 and often played around the UK and Ireland. Hunt worked with the group during their playing years. Tin whistles, banjos, citterns, mandolins and accordions were commonly used by the band, alongside other traditional Irish instruments. The band’s musicians included Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods and Darryl Hunt.

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