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Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman Gerry Marsden dies aged 78

Gerry Marsden, the lead singer of British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at the age of 78.

Marsden’s family said on Sunday that the star died after a short illness not linked to COVID-19.

Marsden is most well known for his band’s 1963 version of You’ll Never Walk Alone, which has became a football anthem for Liverpool FC.

The club posted on social media that Marsden’s words would “live on forever with us”.

“Gerry’s voice accompanied our biggest nights. His anthem bonded players, staff and fans around the world, helping create something truly special,” the club tweeted.

Marsden formed Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1959 and enjoyed chart success in subsequent decades as part of Liverpool’s “Merseybeat” movement that included contemporaries such as The Beatles.

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