The Pogues manager Frank Murray died on Thursday (Dec. 22) of a suspected heart attack. He was 66.
Murray began working with the legendary Celtic punk band in the mid-1980s after seeing them play at the Hope & Anchor in London at the urging of late guitarist Phil Chevron, who joined the band soon after. He had previously been the tour manager for Thin Lizzy, Elton John and The Specials.
"It does really feel like the end of something," The Pogues' tin whistle player and vocalist Spider Stacy told Billboard. "I'm very sorry to see him go. He was brilliant really. I loved him deeply."