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Fields of Athenry Songwriter Pete St John’s Cause of Death Disclosed

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Singer-songwriter, who penned The Fields of Athenry, Pete St John’s cause of death was partly disclosed after he passed away on March 12, 2022, in Dublin at the age of 90. may he rest in paradise.

The heartbreaking death news of the Irish folk singer-songwriter, Pete St John, who was born in 1932 and came to fame for composing “The Fields of Athenry“, was confirmed by his family, announcing that the star breathed his last breath at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital.

His award-winning work has been recorded by many musicians, such as The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly, and Daniel O’Donnell. The Dublin-born musician worked abroad as a young man in Canada and the United States.

According to last reports, St John died peacefully on Saturday at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin while he leaves behind his two sons Kieron and Brian Mooney, and was predeceased by his wife, Susan. Good to mention, Many of Pete St John’s songs reflect on how his home city had changed upon his return in the 1970s.

Pete St John is best known for writing songs including The Fields of Athenry and The Rare Ould Times and his work was recorded by artists including The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly, and many more.


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In a statement, President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute, wrote, “Pete had the rare gift of being able to write songs that while new and original creations, immediately assumed a timeless quality and central place in all our lives.

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Pete St John’s Cause of Death Probably Related to his Recent Illness

Although we just know the legend lost his life at the hospital, some relate Pete St John’s cause of death to vaccination while some others claim he died of the illness he was recently suffering from.

Nevertheless, our team does not confirm any rumors; we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. but, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

Michael D Higgins added, “It is hard to imagine a world where songs like The Rare Ould Times did not exist and in his work, Pete has left us with songs that not only defined his own career but those of many other musicians and indeed all of us as a people.

“It is noteworthy that Pete has left us on the day that Ireland play England in a Six Nations rugby match, a sporting fixture that has been indelibly associated with his song The Fields of Athenry for decades and the singing of it at today’s match, of course, takes on a particular poignancy as people throughout Ireland remember Pete.”

He trained as an electrician and worked abroad as a young man in places including Canada and the US. He returned to Ireland in the 1970s and many of his songs looked at how his native city had changed over the years.

He referred to his songs as ‘magic carpets’ and spoke about how they could tell stories and connect with people.

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His songs were recorded by, among others The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly, Danny Doyle, Johnny McEvoy, Mary Black, Dublin City Ramblers, Brendan Shine, and Daniel O’Donnell.

He won was awarded prizes for his work including the IMRO songwriter of the year award and the Variety Club of Ireland ‘Gold Heart’ Award for his outstanding contribution to Irish music and song.


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