Shane MacGowan Is Still Alive

Unfortunately, Shane MacGowan's longtime friend and bandmate, Philip Chevron, is not. The Pogues' guitarist died today, after multiple bouts with cancer. He was 56.

"After a long illness, Philip passed away peacefully this morning," the Pogues announced in a statement. "We all send our sincere condolences to his family."

Here is MacGowan at the NME Awards in 2010:

Shane MacGowan Is Still Alive

[h/t Rolling Stone, images via Getty Entertainment]

To contact the author of this post, email camille@gawker.com.