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.
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.