The Pogues’ leader Shane MacGowan has passed away

irish artist Shane MacGowanleader of punk-folk band PogsHe died in Dublin at the age of 65, his wife announced this Thursday. Victoria Mary Clarkeon the social network Instagram.

“You will live in my heart forever. Roar in the rain-soaked garden you loved so much. You were everything to me.”Clarke wrote in his statement just days after McGowan was discharged from hospital after being admitted to a hospital in Dublin for several months.

“There is no way to describe the loss I feel and the longing I feel for her smile that brightened my world. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for your presence in this world that you make brighter“said his wife, with whom he lives in Dublin.

McGowan rose to fame as the leader of The Pogues, with whom he enjoyed both musical success and entertainment. excessive alcohol and drug use, Endless touring took its toll on him until he left the band in 2001.

There he began his solo career, which led to him collaborating with other Irish and international artists and forming the new band. popes, Although he returned to his beloved Pogues in 2001.

However, his health began to seriously deteriorate around 2010. and from that moment on he had to leave the stage, until in recent years he was confined to a wheelchair.

In 2018, Ireland made him an offer. well deserved tribute When he turned 60, he gave a legendary concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, attended by Bono (U2), Sinéad O’Connor, Nick Cave and Glen Hansard.

At that event the Irish president, Michael D. Higginsrewarded him with an award for his professional career, in which he distinguished himself not only as a singer but also as a musician, composer and poet.

MacGowan He would have turned 66 next Christmas, During a festive period where the legendary song “Fairy Tale of New York” will be played again in a more meaningful way this year.

He leaves behind a handful of legendary songs: “Fiesta”, “Whiskey Streams” or “Rainy Night in Soho”as well as versions of traditional Irish folk performed with a characteristic punk attitude.

“Shane, who will always be the light before me, the measure of my dreams, the love of my life, the most beautiful soul, the most beautiful angel, the sun, the moon, and the beginning and end of everything I appreciate, Jesus went to Mary and her beautiful mother Teresa“Clarke wrote.

Source: Informacion

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