RIP: Ronnie Drew, Founder of The Dubliners

From a report by the BBC:

Ronnie Drew, the legendary Irish folk singer and musician, has died at the age of 73, his family has announced. Drew, the founder of The Dubliners, had been battling ill health for some time.

In a brief statement, his family confirmed he passed away at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Dublin at 1400 BST on Saturday. Taoiseach Brian Cowen said Drew had been an "iconic figure in Irish music" over five decades who would be remembered worldwide for his music.

- Ronnie Drew unofficial website
- Ronnie Drew unofficial MySpace
- YouTube: The Dubliners - In The Rare Old Times
- The Dubliners (Patsy Watchorn) official website
- BBC: "Irish folk singer Drew dies at 73"

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