Chas Hodges, of duo Chas and Dave, dies aged 74

Chas Hodges, one half of pop rock duo Chas and Dave, has died on the age of 74, it has been confirmed.

The unhappy information was posted on the Chas and Dave official Twitter account, which shared a press release confirming that Chas handed away from organ failure within the early hours of Saturday morning (September 22).

"It is with great unhappiness that we announce the passing of our very personal Chas Hodges," the assertion learn.

"Despite receiving profitable therapy for oesophageal most cancers not too long ago, Chas suffered organ failure and handed away peacefully in his sleep within the early hours of this morning."

In a Facebook publish, the assertion additionally added: "We want to thank our followers for his or her incredible help and goodwill at this troublesome time."

Chas and Dave first shaped within the 1970s and have become synonymous with the music model rockney - mixing rock and cockney. They are maybe finest recognized for his or her songs 'Rabbit' and 'Gertcha'.

Chas shared his most cancers prognosis with followers again in February 2017, which was described to be within the early levels, with the duo rescheduling gigs in order that he may endure therapy instantly.

Last month, Chas and Dave additionally introduced that they have been cancelling all of their forthcoming reveals because of Chas' "excessive sickness".

"In my life as a musician/entertainer I'd say probably the most miserable factor to should do is to should cancel a gig or gigs," Chas mentioned in a press release on the time.

"Fortunately, all through my profession of 1000's of gigs with Dave or in different bands these instances have been only a few & far between, and solely excessive sickness up to now (and I imply excessive) sickness has prompted me/us to should make this choice."

Following the information, a number of celebrities and bands paid tribute to the musician on social media, together with actor John Challis, comic Rob Beckett and Chas' favorite soccer membership Tottenham Hotspur.

Our ideas are together with his household and buddies.