Irish music stars died in Throat Cancer

Here are 1 famous musicians from Republic of Ireland died in Throat Cancer:

Ronnie Drew

Ronnie Drew (September 16, 1934 Dún Laoghaire-August 16, 2008 Dublin) also known as Joseph Ronald Drew or The Dubliners was an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and guitarist. His children are Phelim Drew and Cliodhna Drew.

Discography: A Couple More Years, A New World, There's Life in the Old Dog Yet, El Amor de Mi Vida, An Evening with Ronnie Drew, The Humour Is on Me Now, Dirty Rotten Shame, Guaranteed, Ronnie Drew and Pearls. Genres he performed: Folk music of Ireland and Music of Ireland.

Ronnie Drew was one of the founding members of the influential Irish folk group, The Dubliners. He formed the group in 1962 with fellow musicians Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, and Barney McKenna, and they quickly gained a reputation for their authentic and unvarnished approach to traditional Irish music.

Over the course of his career, Drew released numerous solo albums in addition to his work with The Dubliners, including collaborations with other artists such as Eleanor Shanley and The Dropkick Murphys. He was also a noted actor, appearing in films such as The Commitments and the RTÉ television series, The Ballad of Ronnie Drew.

Drew was a longtime supporter of various charitable causes, particularly those focused on animal welfare and music education. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Meteor Awards in recognition of his contributions to Irish music.

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