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Gerry Marsden from Gerry and The Pacemakers has died at the age of 78.
Radio presenter Pete Price shared an emotional tribute to his friend, confirming that he passed away after a 'short illness'.
He wrote: "It's with a very heavy heart after speaking to the family that I have to tell you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a short illness which was an infection in his heart has sadly passed away.
"Sending all the love in the world to Pauline and his family. You'll Never Walk Alone."
The rock legend is perhaps best known for the hit 'You'll Never Walk Alone', which is belted out before and during every Liverpool home match.
Since news of his death was announced, fans and friends have taken to social media to share their condolences with his family.
Liverpool singer Jamie Webster tweeted: "Sad news about Gerry Marsden.
"A voice of the city of Liverpool. Rest in peace Gerry. You'll never walk alone x."
Ian Byrne, Labour MP, Liverpool West Derby, wrote: "RIP Gerry Marsden YNWA."
Sad news about Gerry Marsden.
You'll Never Walk Alone :heart: pic.twitter.com/RFJauu6Glc
- The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) January 3, 2021
Sorry to hear of the death of Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers aged 78 here singing Ferry Cross The Mersey on Top of the Pops (1965)..........RIP Gerry. pic.twitter.com/zAcKCQpJZ3
- John pitchford:rose: (@Johnnypapa64) January 3, 2021
Rest in peace, Gerry Marsden.
My favourite rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone. pic.twitter.com/YKiHDxg1vW
- Brandon. (@Brand0nLFC) January 3, 2021
One fan wrote: "Very sad news about Gerry Marsden's passing. His version of YNWA was famously adopted by both Liverpool and Celtic and was both rousing and inspiring.
"A welcome visitor to Parkhead through the years that song will live on forever whenever Celtic play. May he rest in peace."
While another added: "I'm beyond distraught. Gerry Marsden has been a Huge part of Liverpool, the club and the City, for 60 years.
"He was a lovely man who won't ever be forgotten in this city. R. I. P. Gerry."
Mr Marsden was married to Pauline Marsden, with whom he had two daughters, Yvette and Victoria.
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