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Shane MacGowan of The Pogues throughout the years after star's death

Known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues, Shane had a long music career that spanned decades and touched many

Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan in 1986

As Ireland mourns singer Shane MacGowan after his tragic death earlier this week, we take a look at his career and life in photos.

Known as one of core members of The Pogues, Shane had a long music career both as part of the band and outside of it. Over the decades, he touched the heart of millions of fans worldwide with classics like Fairytale of New York and Rainy Night in Soho.

Scroll down to take a look at some of the key moments of his life and career. Rest in peace, Shane.

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