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Gerry Marsden dies age 78: You’ll Never Walk Alone singer passes away following short illness

Gerry Marsden dies age 78: You’ll Never Walk Alone singer passes away following short illness
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Gerry Marsden dies age 78: You’ll Never Walk Alone singer passes away following short illness

Gerry Marsden dies age 78: You will By no means Stroll Alone singer passes away following quick sickness

Gerry Marsden has died age 78 following a brief sickness.

The Gerry And The Pacemakers front-man – who famously sang You’ll By no means Stroll Alone – suffered an an infection in his coronary heart, it was introduced on Sunday.

The information was damaged by Gerry’s good friend, radio host Pete Value, who shared {a photograph} of the pair collectively. 

Sad news: Gerry Marsden has died age 78 following a short illness [pictured in 2015]

Unhappy information: Gerry Marsden has died age 78 following a brief sickness [pictured in 2015]

Pete, 74, tweeted: ‘It’s with a really heavy coronary heart after talking to the household that I’ve to inform you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a brief sickness which was an an infection in his coronary heart has sadly handed away.

‘Sending all of the love on the planet to Pauline and his household. You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.’

Gerry is survived by spouse Pauline Marsden, whom he married in 1965.

The couple have two daughters, Yvette and Victoria.

Pictured: Gerry And The Pacemakers in London in 1964. Les Maguire, Freddie Marsden, Gerry Marsden, and Les 'Chad' Chadwick are pictured

Pictured: Gerry And The Pacemakers in London in 1964. Les Maguire, Freddie Marsden, Gerry Marsden, and Les ‘Chad’ Chadwick are pictured

Heavy heart: The news was broken by Gerry's friend, radio host Pete Price, who shared a photograph of the pair together [Pete, 74, pictured R]

Heavy coronary heart: The information was damaged by Gerry’s good friend, radio host Pete Value, who shared {a photograph} of the pair collectively [Pete, 74, pictured R]

Gerry underwent a triple bypass coronary heart surgical procedure in 2003, earlier than having a second coronary heart operation in 2016, and in the end had a pacemaker of his personal fitted, which he as soon as joked wasn’t ‘humorous’ given his band’s title.

Announcement: Pete tweeted the news to his social media followers on Sunday

Announcement: Pete tweeted the information to his social media followers on Sunday

Requested final 12 months whether or not he discovered it ironic that his band was referred to as The Pacemakers, Gerry replied: ‘No. I’m carrying one, for Christ’s sake!’

At of the time of writing, Gerry’s household haven’t commented publicly on his passing.

Gerry And The Pacemakers achieved fame for his or her chart-topping hit, You’ll By no means Stroll Alone, in 1963, which led to the band’s native soccer membership, Liverpool FC, adopting it as one in every of their conventional chants.

It’s nonetheless sung by lots of followers to today and was used throughout 2020 throughout the UK and Europe as an anthem of help for medical workers, first responders, and people in isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gerry additionally had success with hits together with I Like It, How Do You Do It, and Ferry Throughout The Mersey – the latter being a nod to Mersyside, the place the band originated.

The band had been the primary ever act to achieve primary within the UK charts with their first three single releases.

Long-term love: Gerry is survived by wife Pauline Marsden, whom he married in 1965

Lengthy-term love: Gerry is survived by spouse Pauline Marsden, whom he married in 1965

Father-of-two: The couple have two daughters, Yvette and Victoria [pictured in 1967]

Father-of-two: The couple have two daughters, Yvette and Victoria [pictured in 1967]

Swinging sixties: Gerry also had success with hits including I Like It, How Do You Do It, and Ferry Across The Mersey - the latter being a nod to Mersyside, where the band originated [pictured in 1960]

Swinging sixties: Gerry additionally had success with hits together with I Like It, How Do You Do It, and Ferry Throughout The Mersey – the latter being a nod to Mersyside, the place the band originated [pictured in 1960]

Gerry was a part of the band together with his brother Freddie Marsden, together with Les ‘Chad’ Chadwick and Arthur McMahon. They had been tipped to rival the Beatles of their early days.

Freddie  – who was the band’s drummer – died in 2006, age 66, from most cancers.

He had left the band after they disbanded in 1967. The Pacemakers reformed once more in 1973, with out Freddie, who was working a driving faculty by then.

Gerry was a fixture on TV and the West Finish stage. However he stop showbusiness in November 2018.

Because the information broke on Sunday, tributes flooded in for Gerry, together with one from the ex-CEO of Liverpool FC, Peter Moore.

‘Tragic information this morning. We now have misplaced some of the treasured members of the @LFC household. We had been honoured to welcome Gerry to Anfield in 2018, and he rewarded us by singing YNWA simply earlier than kick off. #RIPGerry,’ was his tweet.

Liverpool FC echoed this on twitter, posting: ‘It’s with such nice unhappiness that we hear of Gerry Marsden’s passing. Gerry’s phrases will dwell on eternally with us. You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.’

Piers Morgan tweeted: ‘RIP Gerry Marsden, 78. The person who with Gerry And The Pacemakers gave the individuals of Liverpool two of town’s biggest anthems. Ferry Cross The Mersey and You’ll By no means Stroll Alone. Nice singer, nice character. Very unhappy information.’

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