Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers whose model of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” grew to become the thunderously sung anthem for Liverpool Football Club, has died at the age of 78, a good friend introduced on Sunday.
“It’s with a very heavy heart after speaking to the family that I have to tell you the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a short illness which was an infection in his heart has sadly passed away,” radio broadcaster Pete Price posted on Twitter.
It’s with a really heavy coronary heart after chatting with the household that I’ve to let you know the Legendary Gerry Marsden MBE after a brief sickness which was an an infection in his coronary heart has sadly handed away. Sending all the love in the world to Pauline and his household. You’ll Never Walk Alone pic.twitter.com/Ezd9WcdeQK
— Pete Price (@PeteMetropolisPrice) January 3, 2021
Marsden shaped the band in 1959 and loved chart success in subsequent a long time as a part of Liverpool’s “Merseybeat” motion that included contemporaries similar to The Beatles.
The band’s 1963 model of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” has turn out to be the sound of Liverpool F.C.
“Gerry’s voice accompanied our biggest nights. His anthem bonded players, staff and fans around the world, helping create something truly special,” the membership tweeted.