Phil Chevron, the guitarist for The Pogues, has lost his battle with cancer.
The 56-year old guitarist had been suffering from head and neck cancer. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007.
Chevron joined The Pogues in 1985 and becoming a full-time member for the band’s second album ‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash’. Chevron also contributed to the songwriting with ‘Thousands Are Sailing’ and Lorelei’.
Phil left the band in 1994 and started The Radiators (Plan 9) with former Pogues and ex-wife of Cait O’Riordan. Chevron rejoined The Pogues in 2001.
The Pogues released the following statement today:
After a long illness Philip passed away peacefully this morning. We all send our sincere condolences to his family. – The Pogues
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