Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges dies

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges dies

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.

The singer died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning from organ failure, a tweet from the musical duo's official Twitter account said.

The statement read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.

"Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning."

Hodges revealed in early 2017 that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus after he struggled to swallow a glass of water, and he underwent chemotherapy.

He returned to performing last year, but in August, Chas and Dave were forced to cancel all of their forthcoming gigs on doctor's advice.

At the time, Hodges said in a statement that "recent check-ups have seen no sign of cancer but the treatment has left me well below par".

A message on the group's website added: "We would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support and goodwill at this difficult time."

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