Gerry Marsden has sadly died (Image: Redferns/Getty; PA)
Gerry Marsden has died on the age of 78, it has been confirmed.
A pal of the Gerry and the Pacemakers singer revealed on Sunday that the star died after a brief sickness.
Broadcaster Pete Worth introduced on Instagram: ‘It’s with a really heavy coronary heart after talking to the household that I’ve to inform you the legendary Gerry Marsden MBE, after a brief sickness which was an an infection in his coronary heart, has sadly handed away.
‘I’m sending all of the love on this planet to Pauline and his household. You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.’
Marsden was finest recognized for the hits I Like It, How Do You Do It? and You’ll By no means Stroll Alone, the latter of which has been sung by Liverpool followers for many years.
Reacting to the unhappy information, Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson tweeted: ‘So sorry to listen to concerning the passing of Gerry Marsden what a Liverpool Legend. So glad I met him. #ferryacrossthemersey #youllneverwalkalone.’
Johnson hails from Liverpool and lined Gerry Marsden’s music Ferry Throughout The Mersey.
Piers Morgan tweeted: ‘RIP Gerry Marsden, 78. The person who with Gerry and The Pacemakers gave the folks of Liverpool two of the town’s biggest anthems.. Ferry Cross The Mersey and You’ll By no means Stroll Alone. Nice singer, nice character. Very unhappy information.’
Liverpool FC additionally paid tribute to the person whose music has crammed stadiums for years, with a tweet on their account stating: ‘Thanks for every little thing Gerry Marsden. We will’t wait till #LFC followers can sing at Anfield once more for you.’
Marsden obtained an MBE for companies to Liverpudlian charities (Image: PA)
Marsden together with his Gerry and the Pacemakers bandmates (Credit: PA)
Marsden had battled varied diseases within the years earlier than his demise, together with a triple bypass coronary heart surgical procedure in 2003. He additionally had a second coronary heart operation in 2016 after which had a pacemaker fitted, later acknowledging the irony given his band’s title.
Outdoors of his musical achievements, Marsden was additionally recognized for his philanthropic efforts and donated greater than £35 million to varied charities.
In 1985, he teamed up with different recording artists to boost cash for reduction following the Bradford Metropolis stadium hearth, in addition to the Hillsborough catastrophe 4 years later.
The musician obtained the Freedom of the Metropolis of Liverpool in honour of his charity work, and was additionally awarded an MBE in 2003.
Marsden is survived by spouse Pauline who he married in 1965, and their daughters Yvette and Victoria.