In Memoriam: Darryl Hunt
Sad news to report as former Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died. He was 72 years old. The news was shared by the band’s Instagram account.
“We are saddened beyond words,” they wrote. “Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.”
Hunt was born in Christchurch on the south coast of England. He started playing in bands during college, with groups including The Brothel Creepers, Plummet Airlines, and The Favourites. He stepped into the bass role for The Pogues in 1986 following the departure of founder Cait O’Riordian. His bass lines are first featured on 1988’s If I Should Fall From Grace With God, and he is on every subsequent album through their final record, Pogue Mahone, which includes his composition, “Love You Till The End.”
The Pogues would break up in 1996. Hunt was on hand for all of their reunion years, running 2001 to 2014.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Darryl Hunt.