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Gerry Marsden dies at the age of 78: You will never go alone Singer dies after a brief illness


Gerry Marsden dies at the age of 78: You will never go alone singer and Gerry And The Pacemakers frontman dies after a short illness

  • Gerry's death was announced on Twitter on Sunday by radio host and close friend Pete Price
  • 74-year-old Pete tweeted, "After speaking to the family, it is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you the legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a brief illness that was an infection in his heart sadly passes."
  • Gerry is survived by Mrs. Pauline Marsden, whom he married in 1965. The couple have two daughters, Yvette and Victoria
  • Gerry underwent triple bypass heart surgery in 2003 before undergoing a second heart surgery in 2016, and eventually had his own pacemaker fitted
  • When asked last year if he thinks it's ironic that his band is called The Pacemakers, Gerry replied: & # 39; No. I'm wearing one, for God's sake! "
  • Gerry And The Pacemakers became famous in 1963 for their hit "You´ll Never Walk Alone"

Gerry Marsden died at the age of 78 after a brief illness.

The front man of Gerry And The Pacemakers, who is known to sing "You'll Never Walk Alone", suffered an infection in his heart, it was announced on Sunday.

The news was spread by Gerry's friend, radio host Pete Price, who jointly shared a photo of the couple.

Sad news: Gerry Marsden died at the age of 78 after a short illness [picture 2015]

Pete, 74, tweeted: "After speaking to the family, it is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you the legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a brief illness that was an infection in his heart sadly passes.

I send all the love in the world to Pauline and his family. You will never walk alone. & # 39;

Gerry is survived by Mrs. 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 & # 39; Chad & # 39; Chadwick are pictured

Pictured: Gerry and the Pacemakers in London in 1964. Les Maguire, Freddie Marsden, Gerry Marsden and Les & # 39; Chad & # 39; Chadwick are pictured

Heavy heart: The news was spread by Gerry's friend, radio host Pete Price, who shared a photo of the couple together [Pete, 74, pic R].

Heavy heart: The news was spread by Gerry's friend, radio host Pete Price, who shared a photo of the couple together [Pete, 74, pic R].

Gerry underwent triple heart bypass surgery in 2003 before undergoing a second heart surgery in 2016, and eventually had his own pacemaker, which he once joked wasn't "funny" given his band's name.

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

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

When asked last year if he thinks it's ironic that his band is called The Pacemakers, Gerry replied: & # 39; No. I'm wearing one, for God's sake! "

At the time of writing, Gerry's family has not publicly commented on his death.

Gerry And The Pacemakers became famous for their 1963 hit "You'll Never Walk Alone", which led the band's local football club, Liverpool FC, to adopt it as one of their traditional chants.

It is sung by many fans to this day and was used as an anthem across the UK and Europe in 2020 in support of medical staff, first responders and the isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gerry also had success with hits like I Like It, How Do You Do It and Ferry Across The Mersey – the latter is a nod to Mersyside, where the band originated.

The band was the first act to reach number one in the UK charts with their first three single releases.

Gerry was part of the band with his brother Freddie Marsden, along with Les & # 39; Chad & # 39; Chadwick and Arthur McMahon. They were inclined to compete with the Beatles in their early days.

Freddie – the band's drummer – died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 66.

He left the band when they broke up in 1967. The pacemakers reformed again in 1973, without Freddie, who had been running a driving school until then.

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