Christy Dignam, lead singer of Irish rock band Aslan, has died this afternoon aged 63.
Christie’s daughter Kiera Dignam released a statement on Facebook saying:
“On behalf of my family, it is with a broken heart that we convey the news of my father’s passing, Christy Dignam.
“Dad peacefully left us where he wanted to, at home today 4pm Tuesday, June 13th 2023, after a courageously long-fought battle, surrounded by his family.
“We ask that you honour our family’s need for privacy during this immensely painful period.
“Let us all hold him in our hearts and cherish the remarkable life of a talented singer, great story teller and amazing person.
“We thank you so much for your love and support shown to us.
“Kathryn, Kiera, Darren, Cian, Ava, Jake and our extended family x.”
Christy Dignam was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, an incurable blood cancer, In 2013 and has undergone extensive treatment, including chemotherapy, since then.
He had been receiving palliative care at home since December following six-months of treatment at Beaumont Hospital in Co. Dublin.