The Pogues’ bassist Darryl Hunt passed away at the age of 72, according to his mates. The heartbreaking news was shared by the punk rock trio on Twitter on Tuesday, along with a black-and-white image of their late bandmate.
Hunt was born in Hampshire, England, in 1950. He received his education at Allhallows College in Lyme Regis, Devon, and afterward attended Nottingham Trent University to further his studies and receive a B.A. in fine art. His first knowledge of music at school was with The Brothel Creepers, a group created in 1973 for a student film and later changed its name to Plummet Airlines. The media do not appropriately cover his personal life. There is no information known about his wife or family.
Shane MacGowan and other members of his band, The Pogues, created the band in 1982 in London, and throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, they became well-known worldwide.
He participated in the Celtic-inspired band’s later recordings, such as If I Should Fall From Grace With God, released in 1988 and included the holiday smash Fairytale Of New York.
Many of their songs, including Love You Till the End, bear his composition credit. Because of the success of their timeless 1987 single “Fairytale of New York,” which featured Kirsty MacColl, The Pogues made their yearly comeback to the Official U.K. Singles Chart last December.
Social media platforms are flooded with tributes, and his followers post condolence notes to other fans.
“We are deeply hurt. The tweet read, “Our Darryl went away yesterday afternoon in London.
On Twitter, someone remarked, “I am very, very sorry that Darryl has died, he was a genuinely wonderful guy, a great friend, and a brilliant bass player.”
All of us will miss him.
Darryl’s net worth was approximately $1 million as of August 2022. In the U.K., a musician makes an average yearly pay of £19,602. $19,664 a year is the expected increased compensation. Cash bonuses, commissions, tips, and profit sharing are all instances of additional pay.
There has been no announcement of a cause of death.