The Pogues

Pete Doherty hails “bulletproof” Shane MacGowan as one of the best lyricists of “the last 30 or 40 years”

“He helped me out of a few spots and I just felt close to him”

Fans are celebrating The Pogues’ infamous putdown of Laurence Fox

One social media user called the tweet "among his finest work"

Nick Cave pays tribute to “the greatest songwriter of his generation” Shane MacGowan after storied friendship

“Almost in spite of our fractious demeanours we had romantic natures. We recognised that in each other. And a love of words"

Watch footage from Shane MacGowan and The Pogues’ final gigs

The beloved musician and poet passed away today, aged 65

Shane MacGowan discussed his love of life and legacy of The Pogues in one of his final interviews

The beloved musician passed away today, aged 65

Fans are rallying to get The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale Of New York’ to Christmas Number One after death of Shane MacGowan

"RIP an absolute legend. Let’s get Fairytale of New York to number one"

Shane MacGowan, 1957-2023: an uncompromising, chaotic one of a kind

The Pogues frontman has died aged 65. NME remembers an Irish rock great whose love of literature, boozing and songcraft made him an unmissable character

The Pogues’ icon Shane MacGowan has died, aged 65

"Shane will always be the light that I hold before me and the measure of my dreams and the love of my life," his wife Victoria Mary Clarke said