Gerry Marsden has been hailed a ‘legend’ (Image: Redferns/Getty; PA)
Tributes have poured in for Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden, who has sadly died at the age of 78.
Marsden’s pal and broadcaster Pete Worth broke the information on Sunday, explaining that the musician had battled a coronary heart an infection earlier than his loss of life.
Paying tribute to the You’ll By no means Stroll Alone singer, 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 best anthems.. Ferry Cross The Mersey and You’ll By no means Stroll Alone. Nice singer, nice character. Very unhappy information.’
DJ Tony Blackburn mentioned: ‘So unhappy to listen to Gerry Marsden has handed away. I did a few gigs with him and he was nice. RIP Gerry.’
Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson tweeted: ‘So sorry to listen to in regards to 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 tune Ferry Throughout The Mersey.’
Angela Eagle, the Labour MP for Wallasey, mentioned: “I labored with him to avoid wasting the Seacombe ferry – can’t ‘ferry throughout the Mersey’ with out someplace to land – He was a enjoyable beneficiant & beautiful man #RIPGerry.’
The account for the Cavern Membership in Liverpool tweeted: ‘Devastated to listen to of the passing of Gerry Marsden earlier at the moment. The phrase legend is usually overused however Gerry was not solely a legend, but in addition an excellent pal of The Cavern.’
Marsden performed on the Cavern Membership almost 200 instances.
Liverpool FC additionally paid tribute to the person whose music has stuffed stadiums for years, with a tweet on their Twitter account stating: ‘Thanks for every part Gerry Marsden. We will’t wait till #LFC followers can sing at Anfield once more for you.’
Marsden was finest identified 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.
Outdoors of his musical achievements, Marsden was additionally identified for his philanthropic efforts and donated greater than £35 million to numerous 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.