Shane MacGowan, the leader of the Pogues, has died after a long hospital stay.
Shane MacGowan, the singer and songwriter of the pioneering folk band the Pogues and one of their greatest frontmen, has died at the age of 65 after a long hospital stay. His wife Victoria Mary Clarke said:
Shane will always be the light before me, the measure of my dreams and the love of my life.”
In December 2022 he was hospitalized for viral encephalitis and consequently spent several months of 2023 in intensive care. In 2018 many friends celebrated his birthday with Shane.
We remember him with one of the band’s unforgettable hits, a song that every year at Christmas reaches the top ten of the UK charts.