Shane MacGowan of The Pogues dies at 65

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The Irish composer died peacefully in the company of his family.

The Irish singer died this morning at his home, accompanied by his wife and sister. From his beginnings in music, the different groups and the iconic sound of his voice, he will be remembered by thousands of fans around the world.

In a post from Instagram, Victoria Mary Clarke announced the death of Shane MacGowan. Although the cause of his death was not specified, in the official announcement of the BBC It was said that he had been hospitalized recently, in relation to an infection he contracted in 2022.

As vocalist of The Pogues reinvented what we know as Irish folk, giving rise to a fusion known as Celtic punk. His career began in 1978, touring different bands with different styles, where he imprinted his unique tone of voice with intimate lyrics.

In his life he was on the public’s lips for conflicts with The Pogueyes, among other bands, derived from their problem with drinking and substance use. Which led the singer to leave the Irish band in 2015.

With a photo remembering the musician, his wife comments: “thank you for your presence in the world, you made it brighter, you gave people a lot of joy with your heart, your soul and your music.”

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