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You’ll Never Walk Alone singer Gerry Marsden dies age 78

Liverpool legend Gerry Marsden, who was the lead singer of the ’60s British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has passed on at the age of 92 .

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Gerry Marsden known for hits including You’ll Never Walk Alone and Ferry Cross the Mersey, shot into fame in the 1960’s as the leader of the Merseybeat band at a time when Liverpool was the centre of the musical universe.

The family announced the death of Gerry Marsden in a statement confirming the lead singer of the famous You’ll Never Walk Alone song died after a short illnes.

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Gerry died earlier today after a short illness in no way connected with Covid-19. His wife, daughters and grandchildren are devastated.”

Liverpool Football Club paid tribute to Marsden on Twitter, writing:

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It is with such great sadness that we hear of Gerry Marsden’s passing. Gerry’s words will live on forever with us. You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Marsden is best known for his band’s rendition of the song from “Carousel,” which was a 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that became a feature film in 1956. The Pacemakers’ cover version was released in October 1963 and became the band’s third No. 1 hit on the British singles chart.

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You’ll Never Walk Alone was adopted by fans of the soccer club, Liverpool, and is sung with spine-tingling passion before each home game of the 19 time champions

Also the song has been adopted by Scottish club Celtic and German outfit Dortmund.

Rest Well Legend. YNWA

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