The Pogues sent condolences to Mr. Chevron’s family in a message on their website.
“We’d like to add our voices of sorrow to the many others in Irish and international music and theatre on the death of our friend, Philip Chevron. As was well known, Philip had been living with cancer for some time. He was unique. We’ll miss him terribly. Dublin town, and the world, just got smaller. His loved ones are in our thoughts.”
In 2007, Chevron underwent treatment for head and neck cancer, receiving a clean bill of health in April of 2012. By August 2012, doctors discovered a new tumor in a position whereby treatment was ill-advised. The cancer was diagnosed as inoperable.
The 56-year-old, whose real name was Philip Ryan, joined The Pogues in 1984 following the release of debut album Red Roses For Me. Mr. Chevron can be heard on such fan favorites as Rum, Sodomy And The Lash and If I Should Fall From Grace With God.