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Chas Hodges, one half of seventies musical duo Chas and Dave, dies after cancer battle

Chas Hodges of Seventies musical duo Chas and Dave dies ‘peacefully in his sleep’, aged 74, after battle with cancer

  • The message was posted to the account’s 11 thousand followers this afternoon 
  • Chas had been suffering from battle against oesophageal cancer
  • The 74-year-old was part of successful seventies double act Chas and Dave 

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died, according to a message posted by the musical duo’s official Twitter account.

The message, posted to the account’s 11 thousand followers this afternoon, 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.’

Chas and Dave’s official Twitter account announced the singer’s death this afternoon

Chas, real name Charles Nicholas Hodges, was 74-years old when he died ‘peacefully’ in the early hours of this morning. 

In August, the duo were forced to cancel all their shows because of Chas’s health problems, but the statement confirmed he was ‘on the mend’. 

The statement on August 17th read: ‘It is with great regret that, following doctor’s advice, we’ve been left with no alternative but to cancel all forthcoming Chas & Dave shows. 

Chas had been suffering from battle against oesophageal cancer

Chas had been suffering from battle against oesophageal cancer

The 74-year-old was part of successful seventies double act Chas and Dave

The 74-year-old was part of successful seventies double act Chas and Dave

‘Chas is on the mend but progress is slow and he needs time to get back to fitness after a difficult year.’ 

A statement from Chas in August read: ‘In my life as a musician/entertainer I would say the most depressing thing to have to do is to have to cancel a gig or gigs. 

‘Fortunately, throughout my career of thousands of gigs with Dave or in other bands these times have been very few & far between, and only extreme illness in the past (and I mean extreme) illness has prompted me/us to have to make this decision.’

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