Chas Hodges, 'Chas & Dave' Musician, Dies at Age 74

Updated On 24 Sep, 2018 Published On

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.

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.

Here're other tweets, many famous faces shared in order to pay tribute to Hodges, check them out.

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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