The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt Passed Away At 72
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The music world has lost another great talent when the Pogues bassist, Darryl Hunt, has died at the age of 72.
The news was confirmed by the band, who posted on Twitter:
“We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London. Darryl Gatwick Hunt 04/05/1950 – 08/08/2022.”
Then continued by citing lyrics from their song “Love You Till the End,”
“I know you want to hear me catch my breath / I love you till the end”
Remembering Hunt, he was born in Hampshire, England, on 4 May 1950. He studied at the Allhallows College in Lyme Regis, Devon and went on to study at Nottingham Trent University, where he earned a BA in fine art. There, he started his music career when he first played with The Brothel Creepers before moving on to Plummet Airlines and The Favourites.
He eventually joined The Pogues in 1986, taking over after the exit of Cait O’Riordan. He remained through their split in 1996 and returned in 2001 when they reunited and stayed with the band until they played their final show in 2014.
The Pogues were made up of Hunt, Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods and many other musicians over the course of their musical career. The Hunt-penned song, “Love You Till the End,” was featured in the films Mystery, Alaska and P.S. I Love You.