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Stefan Cush Of The Men They Couldn’t Hang Dead At 60

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Stefan Cush, the charismatic singer of folk/punk band The Men They Couldn’t Hang has died.

The singer/guitarist who was felled by a heart attack, was 60.

A former roadie for The Pogues, Cush got the band together in 1984.

John Peel was a big fan and the band’s energetic live shows won them a fervent following. Remembering Cush and his own adrenalized performances, Billy Bragg tweeted the tribute: “He played a big part in their raucous show and always had a smile for everyone. He’ll be greatly missed.”

Posted on the band’s Facebook page was this tribute from Cush’s bandmates: “With unbearable sadness we have to let you all know that our brother, friend, inspiration, life of the party and soul of the band Stefan Cush died of a sudden heart attack on Thursday. We are beyond devastated. Our love goes out to his family … We loved him.”

On the strength of their 1989 Silver Town record, The Men They Couldn’t Hang toured with David Bowie in 1990.

Their last album was 2018’s Cock-a-Hoop.

The Pogues Spider Stacy tweeted that Cush, was, “Cut from a strong and excellent cloth.” He went on to add: “…they just don’t make them like that any more.”