Tributes have been flooding in for The Pogues singer, Shane MacGowan, who died today at age 65.

The singer spent several months in hospital battling with a diagnosis of encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the active tissues of the brain caused by an infection or an autoimmune response.

Shane was discharged from hospital on the 22nd of November, and went home with his loving wife, Victoria Mary.

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Public figures and fans alike have flocked to various social media platforms to share their condolences for the death of Shane.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took to X (formerly Twitter) to express his sadness at the singer's death.

“Sorry to hear that Shane McGowan has passed. He was an amazing musician and artist. His songs beautifully captured the Irish experience, especially the experience of being Irish abroad.”

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald also shared a touching post for her fondness of the iconic singer.

“Ireland has lost one of its greatest and most beloved musical icons.

“Shane MacGowan was a poet, dreamer and social justice champion. He was a republican and a proud Irish man.

“Nobody told the Irish story like Shane. He sang to us of dreams and captured stories of emigration.”

President Michael D. Higgins also released a statement on Shane’s death, saying that Shane’s genius has connected Irish people all over the world.

“Shane will be remembered as one of music’s greatest lyricists. So many of his songs would be perfectly crafted poems, if that would not have deprived us of the opportunity to hear him sing them.

“The genius of Shane’s contribution includes the fact that his songs capture within them, as Shane would put it, the measure of our dreams - of so many worlds, and particularly those of love, of the emigrant experience and of facing the challenges of that experience with authenticity and courage, and of living and seeing the sides of life that so many turn away from.”

Many devastated fans of The Pogues have taken to X to express their sadness at the singer’s death.

“Heartbroken to hear Shane McGowan has passed. I really hope he and Sinead will be serenading the stars tonight. Rest in love and thanks for all you have left.”, “RIP Shane McGowan. The bells are ringing out. Go easy, step lightly, Stay Free.”, and “If ever the phrase ‘We will never see his likes again” was appropriate, it’s today.”

Shane is remembered by his doting wife, Victoria Mary, who posted a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband.

“I am blessed beyond words to have met him and to have loved him and to have been so endlessly and unconditionally loved by him.

“There is no way to describe the loss I am feeling and the longing for just one more of his smiles that lit up my world.”

“You will live in my heart forever. Rave on in the garden all wet with rain that you loved so much. You meant the world to me.”

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