Imelda May pays heartbreaking tribute to the late Eamonn Campbell

He passed away last night

She looked up to him!
She looked up to him!

Imelda May has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her friend, and fellow musician, Eamonn Campbell.

The guitarist, who suffered a short illness, was surrounded by family and friends as he passed away aged 70.

“It’s with a heavy heart I tell you my lovely friend Eamonn Campbell from The Dubliners died last night.

“He was a true Dublin legend and a hero of mine since I can remember. Proud to know him.

She'll miss him a lot
She’ll miss him a lot

“Last time I saw him we had a good old trad session and lots of laughs. I’ll miss him.

“My love goes to Noreen, all his children, family friends and of course his bandmates at this time. RIP my rock and roll buddy!”

The Dublin Legends, a group Eamonn performed with following the demise of The Dubliners, also spoke about his passing.

“We are very sad and devastated to announce that our friend and colleague Eamonn Campbell has died after a short illness,” they wrote.

Eamonn with some of his Dubliners bandmates
Eamonn with some of his Dubliners bandmates

“Eamonn was a true legend and a brilliant guitar player. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family.

“He will be greatly missed by all his friends and fans around the world.

“We are heartbroken and we thank you all for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”

May he rest in peace.

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