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22 September 2018, 13:37 | Updated: 22 September 2018, 13:45
Chas Hodges - one half of the duo Chas and Dave - has died at the age of 74.
The famous cockney duo's Twitter account announced that he recently received treatment for oesophageal cancer, but died peacefully in his sleep this morning (September 22).
Chas and Dave were hugely popular in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to pub hits like 'Rabbit' and 'Snooker Loopy'.
They also recorded four FA Cup final songs with their beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Chas and Dave's Twitter page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges."
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. pic.twitter.com/bwxqfHUjUg— Chas And Dave (@chas_dave) September 22, 2018
Starting his career as a session musician in the 1960s, he later teamed up with Dave Peacock in the 1970s, and Chas and Dave released their debut album One Fing 'n' Anuvver in 1975.
The duo kept performing well into the 2010s, and released the album A Little Bit of Us earlier this year.