The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has reportedly dies at the age of 65, after being diagnosed with encephalitis.
The singer-songwriter, whose hits include 1987’s Fairytale of New York and A Pair of Brown Eyes, had been unwell for some time.
MacGowan also had well-documented problems with drugs and alcohol.
This was disclosed in a statement by MacGowan’s spokesperson where he confirmed he died peacefully at 3.30am this morning 30 November with his wife and sister by his side.
While prayers and the last rites were read during his passing, he added.