Shane MacGowan

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Shane MacGowan just celebrated his release from the hospital and his fifth wedding anniversary. Now the Irish musician and The Pogues singer has passed away at the age of 65. This was announced by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke on Instagram. "There is no way to describe the loss I feel and the longing for just one more of his smiles to light up my world," she writes.

Just recently, MacGowan was hospitalized for five months due to blood poisoning. Again and again, his wife, journalist Victoria Mary Clarke, shared health updates online and kept his fans informed. MacGowan had been in poor health for a long time – mainly as a result of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. He had been in a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015.

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