Chas and Dave's Chas Hodges dies aged 74

English "rockney" duo Chas & Dave pictured in 1983.

They were best known for the song "Rabbit".

He died on September 22 2018, aged 74, from organ failure. "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". They were known for a string of hits including "Rabbit", "Snooker Loopy", "Ain't No Pleasing You", "Tottenham Tottenham" and "Ossie's Dream". The duo performed together for more than 40 years following the release of their debut album One Fing "n" Anuvver in 1975.

Tottenham Hotspur, Chas' football team, shared a picture of him at a game and wrote: "Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges".

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He returned to performing previous year, but in August, Chas and Dave were forced to cancel all of their forthcoming gigs on doctor's advice. It was the second time the show was cancelled.

Hodges revealed in early 2017 that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus after he struggled to swallow a glass of water, and he underwent chemotherapy. He underwent chemotherapy and returned to performing past year but was forced to cancel all gigs in August on doctor's advice.

"Fortunately, throughout my career of thousands of gigs with Dave or in other bands, these times have been very few and far between, and only extreme illness in the past (and I mean extreme) illness has prompted me/us to have to make this decision".

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