Popular Musician in Band Who Rose to Fame in the 1970s Takes Final Breath at 74

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September 22, 2018Sep 22, 2018

On Saturday, September 22 the world said goodbye to famous musician Chas Hodges. The "Chas and Dave" band member was 74 years old at the time of his death.

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According to reports, Hodges had been undergoing cancer treatment. Last year, Chas Hodges talked about the intense treatment.

He had said, “I had five weeks of radiotherapy,  five days a week, and saw the doctor on Tuesday and said he doesn’t want to see me for three months-  that’s when you know things are going alright."

Since then, "Chas and Dave" began planning their upcoming tours. Though doctors had hope for his recovery, Hodges sadly passed away on early Saturday morning.

The band’s social media account said, “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.”

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"Chas and Dave" was most famous for their songs “Rabbits” and “Ain’t No Pleasing You.” They started their band in the 1970s and rose to fame because of what The Mirror calls their “unique style,” which is “pub singalong, music-hall humour, boogie-woogie piano and pre-Beatles rock ’n’ roll.”

Several people took to social media to grieve the loss. Below are some of the posts:

https://twitter.com/pokeefe1/status/1043478383273955328

https://twitter.com/leighsus/status/1043478314361475072

https://twitter.com/andy_hennessy/status/1043472158608031744

https://twitter.com/BillyFuryMuseum/status/1043482611698610176

Please be praying for Chas' family during this sad time. Share your prayers here! In other recent news, Franklin Graham just spoke out about his sister's cancer treatment.

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