Singer Christy Dignam has passed away, his daughter has announced.
The Aslan singer was 63 and had been diagnosed with cancer in 2013.
The family said his passing had been “peaceful” and at his home.
They described themselves as “heart-broken” and asked for privacy during such an “immensely painful period”.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described his passing as "very sad".
He said he was a "legend of Irish music" and a "great Dubliner as well".
In happier times, Dignam sat down for an in-depth interview on The Hard Shoulder’s Thursday Interview – You can listen back here:
Main image: Christy Dignam