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Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron passes away following cancer battle

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Phil Chevron on-stage in 2011

Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

The talented Dublin-born songwriter, whose real name is Philip Ryan, died at around midday today.

A statement from the Pogues read:  After his recent illness we are so sad to say dear Philip passed away peacefully this morning. We send our sincere condolences to his family.

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Chevron (55) was last seen publicly in August for a fundraiser testimonial in Dublin.

He suffered from a recurrence of head and neck cancer and was first diagnosed with throat cancer in the summer of 2007 and had been undergoing treatment since.

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One comment on “Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron passes away following cancer battle”

  1. paul

    Rest in peace Phil!

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