Shane MacGowan: Cause of death, age, net worth, wife, children, parents, siblings

Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan dies aged 65

Shane MacGowan was an Irish musician best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter who died on 30 November 2023.

Shane MacGowan was best known for being the lead singer and songwriter of the punk band The Pogues.

With The Pogues, Shane released the studio albums “Red Roses for Me (1984), “Rum Sodomy & the Lash” (1985), “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” (1988), “Peace and Love” (1989), and “Hell’s Ditch” (1990) and the live album “The Pogues in Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert at the Olympia” (2012).

After MacGowan was kicked out of the band in 1991 for unprofessional and unreliable behavior, he formed Shane MacGowan and The Popes and released the albums “The Snake” (1994), “The Crock of Gold” (1997), “The Rare Oul’ Stuff” (2001), and “Across the Broad Atlantic: Live on Paddy’s Day — New York and Dublin (2002).

Shane MacGowan cause of death-

Shane MacGowan was hospitalised for an infection on 6 December 2022. He was diagnosed with viral encephalitis.

It was reported in July 2023 that MacGowan was hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU). Following treatment for an infection, he was discharged in November 2023.

He made his last public statement on 16 November 2023, complimenting Jason Kelce’s cover of “Fairytale of New York”.

On November 30, 2023, after receiving last rites, MacGowan died from pneumonia at home with his wife by his side.

His wife Victoria Mary Clarke said on Instagram that MacGowan “meant the world to me”.

She wrote: “I don’t know how to say this so I am just going to say it. Shane… has gone to be with Jesus and Mary and his beautiful mother Therese.”

She said MacGowan “will always be the light that I hold before me and the measure of my dreams and the love of my life and the most beautiful soul and beautiful angel and the sun and the moon and the start and end of everything that I hold dear”.

A statement from MacGowan’s spokesperson confirmed he “died peacefully at 3.30am this morning (30 November) with his wife and sister by his side”.

“Prayers and the last rites were read during his passing,” he added.

Shane MacGowan
Shane MacGowan cause of death, age, net worth, wife, children, parents, siblings.

Shane MacGowan Age-

Shane MacGowan was 65 years old when he died. He was born on December 25, 1957 in Pembury, Kent, England.

The son of Irish immigrants. His father was from Dublin and his mother was from Tipperary. His mother, Therese, worked as a typist at a convent and had previously been a singer, traditional Irish dancer, and model.

His father, Maurice, came from a middle-class background and worked in the offices of department store C&A; he was, in his own words, a “local roustabout”.

MacGowan’s younger sister, Siobhan MacGowan, became a journalist, writer, and songwriter. He was born in England, but raised in Tipperary in Ireland until the age of 6.

MacGowan lived in many parts of southeast England such as Brighton, London, and the home counties, and attended an English public school.

In 1971, he left Holmewood House preparatory school in Langton Green, Kent, with a scholarship for Westminster School. He was found in possession of drugs and expelled in his second year.

He was first publicly noted in 1976 at a concert by London punk rock band The Clash, where his earlobe was damaged by future Mo-dettes bassist Jane Crockford.

A photographer took a picture of him covered in blood, which made the local papers with the headline “Cannibalism at Clash Gig”.

Shortly after this, he later joined punk band the Nipple Erectors (later known as ‘The Nips’), which featured bassist Shanne Bradley.

Shane MacGowan net worth-

Shane MacGowan was an English-born singer, songwriter, and artist who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death in November 2023.

Shane MacGowan wife-

Shane MacGowan’s wife is Victoria Mary Clarke, an Irish journalist and writer. They married in November 2018 in Copenhagen, after being together for almost 40 years.

She wrote a biography of MacGowan called A Drink with Shane MacGowan and also appeared with him on some reality TV shows. She confirmed his death on November 30, 2023, saying he was the love of her life.

Shane MacGowan children-

Shane MacGowan and his wife Victoria Mary Clarke did not have any children. Victoria stated in an interview that today’s society is too irresponsible to raise children.

She also said that she and Shane were too busy with their careers and lifestyles to have a family. She also said that they were happy with their dogs and cats, and that they considered them as their children.

Shane MacGowan was known for his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, which affected his health and relationships.

Shane MacGowan parents-

Shane MacGowan’s parents were Maurice and Therese MacGowan. They were both Irish immigrants who moved to England for work. Here are some facts about them:

Maurice MacGowan: He was from Dublin and worked in the offices of department store C&A. He was well-educated and had a university degree. He was also a fan of rock music and literature. He died in 2015 at the age of 87.

Therese MacGowan: She was from Tipperary and worked as a typist at a convent. She was also a singer, traditional Irish dancer, and model. She died in 2017 at the age of 87 in a car accident.

Shane MacGowan siblings-

Shane MacGowan had one sibling, a sister named Siobhan MacGowan. She was born in 1963 in Brighton, England, and is of Irish and British descent. She is a journalist, writer, and musician.

Who was Shane MacGowan-

Shane McGowan was a member of the punk band ‘The Pogues’ and is quite popular in the United States and the United Kingdom. His musical genius is evident from his compositions which incorporate instruments like the tin whistle, electric guitar and the mandolin.

Apart from his neglected teeth (or the lack of it), he is primarily known for his politically-tinged, Celtic punk music and the themes of his songs that are generally centered on Irish nationalism and/or history. His punk rock or folk punk music also deeply discusses the experiences of the Irish in London or the United States.

Although he is celebrated for his lyrics and songwriting, he is often vilified for his chronic drinking habits that has over the course of his career, affected his musical proficiency. Even as a performing artist, he is now often unreliable, as he is known for failing to turn up at events or concerts.

And to top it all, his dodgy dental hygiene is fodder for gossip columns: most articles on him are accompanied by a picture of his mouth full of broken or missing teeth. Despite his proclivity to drink, do drugs, and antagonize fellow drinkers in bars, his music still manages to captivate audiences.


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