Chas and Dave's Chas Hodges has died, aged 74
22 September 2018, 13:51
Chas Hodges of the famous duo Chas and Dave has died at the age of 74.
Chas and Dave's Twitter account announced that he recently received treatment for oesophageal cancer, but died peacefully in his sleep this morning (September 22).
The cockney duo were hugely popular in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to hits like 'Rabbit' and 'Snooker Loopy'.
They also recorded four FA Cup final songs with Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Chas and Dave's Twitter page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges."
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. pic.twitter.com/bwxqfHUjUg— Chas And Dave (@chas_dave) September 22, 2018
Hodges began his career as a session musician in the 1960s, and later teamed up with Dave Peacock in the 1970s.
The duo kept performing well into the 2010s, and released the album A Little Bit of Us earlier this year.
Watch the video for 'Rabbit' below: