Pogues guitarist Phil Chevron has died after a battle with cancer.
The 56-year-old was diagnosed with the illness a number of years ago.
A short statement posted by the band on Twitter said the group was sad to say Philip has passed away peacefully.
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— The Pogues (@poguesofficial) October 8, 2013
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