Heary Condolence! Chas Hodges, one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave, has died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday, September 22. He was 74.
The exact cause of death has not been revealed but according to the pop duo's tweet posted Saturday, the musician recently received treatment for oesophageal cancer.
The band tweeted, "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges."
The statement continues, "Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning."
Here's the death-confirmation tweet, check it out.
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges. Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning. pic.twitter.com/bwxqfHUjUg
— Chas And Dave (@chas_dave) September 22, 2018
Hodges had also revealed n 2017 that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus following his struggled to swallow a glass of water.
Shortly after Hodges' passing news emerged, the pop duo's other half Dave Peacock paid tribute to his "fabulous mate". He told BBC News, "I'm going to miss him terribly".
Football club Tottenham Hotspur, whose players worked on several songs with Hodges, also took to Twitter to pay respect to the late singer.
Take a look.
Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/AMB7pWHUa4
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2018
Here're other tweets, many famous faces shared in order to pay tribute to Hodges, check them out.
What a shame. When they were on Tiswas they were always kind,respectful and played live. RIP Chas. https://t.co/R85oEQFrnt
— Lenny Henry (@LennyHenry) September 22, 2018
This is very sad. Chas was a very accomplished musician who brought joy to many with his performances. And Chas and Dave’s songs are in the memories of millions. https://t.co/0XTAYDAM2J
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) September 22, 2018
Absolutely gutted about @ChasnHodges passing. Was always a real gentleman to me and very generous with his time. Absolutely one of the best. Played piano at Eric Clapton's wedding. The other members of the spontaneous band? Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
— Iain Lee - talkRADIO (@iainlee) September 22, 2018
Chas and Dave duo was popular during the 1970s and 80s; they were best known for their cockney take on rock’n’roll.
They rose to fame with hits Rabbit, Gertcha, Ain’t No Pleasing You and Snooker Loopy. They split in 2009 when Dave Peacock retired after his wife Sue's death but he reunited a year later.
Rest In Peace Chas!
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