Clash's Joe Strummer dies

Joe Strummer of The Clash has died at the age of 50.

Joe Strummer of The Clash has died at the age of 50.

The star - who was the band's guitarist, singer and songwriter alongside Mick Jones - died on Sunday.

He had been touring with his most recent band The Mescaleros until last month, rounding off a tour in Liverpool.

The Clash were known for injecting left wing politics into punk and their album London Calling was named the best album of the Eighties by Rolling Stone magazine - despite being released in 1979.

His death was announced on his official website.

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