Chas Hodges from Chas and Dave dies aged 74

CHAS Hodges from much-loved Cockney musical duo Chas and Dave died today, it has been confirmed.Â

Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 1:31 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 2:38 pm
Chas Hodges, right, and Dave Peacock

The singer and pianist formed the band in 1975 with Dave Peacock and the pair became well known for knees-up songs such as Ain't No Pleasing You and Rabbit.

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He had been ill with cancer but had been successfully treated for it.

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The pair toured regularly, playing at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth and Fareham's Ferneham Hall in 2016.

A statement shared on Chas and Dave's Twitter page read: '˜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.'