Pogues Singer Shane MacGowan D...


Pogues Singer Shane MacGowan Dead At 65

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

12:11 30 Nov 2023

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The Pogues singer, Shane MacGowan, has died.

The 65-year-old's believed to have been in intensive care for the past few months after being diagnosed with a serious condition where the brain becomes inflamed.

His wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, has released a statement saying she's blessed beyond words to have met him and loved him and to have been so endlessly and unconditionally loved by him.

Born on Christmas Day in 1957 he will always be remembered with one of the most popular Christmas songs in history.

He was the son of Irish immigrants - his father from Dublin and his mother from Tipperary.

He was known for his drinking habits over the years.

His father Maurice paid tribute to him during the same interview.

Maurice said he had a "genius" about him.


He spent most of his career with The Pogues but was kicked out of the band - he then started a new band called Shane MacGowan and The Popes.

But within 10 years - he was back with the Pogues.

Shane MacGowan is survived by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke who he married in 2018.

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