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Tributes to The Dubliners musician Eamonn Campbell

Tributes have been paid to former The Dubliners musician Eamonn Campbell who passed away on Wednesday aged 70.

A statement on The Dublin Legends Facebook page said he died following a short illness.

It read: "We are very sad and devastated to announce that our friend and colleague Eamonn Campbell has died after a short illness.

"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."

Singer Frances Black was among the first to pay tribute to Eamonn, writing on Twitter: "I'm so sad to hear of the passing of the great Eamonn Campbell, a brilliant guitar player who played with the Dubliners for many years."

The High Kings singer, Darren Holden, added: "Very sad to hear about Eamonn Campbell's passing. A lovely gentle soul and a true Dublin legend... Deepest condolences to his devastated family and many friends. Rest in Peace Eamonn."

A post on The Wolfe Tones official Twitter page read: "Eamonn Campbell RIP, no better guitar player anywhere, our condolences to Eamonn's family and friends."

The Drogheda-born musician began playing with The Dubliners in the 1980s.

The group officially retired in 2012.

Eamonn later formed a new group with some of The Dubliners surviving members called The Dublin Legends.

Pictured: The Dubliners, Eamonn Campbell , John Sheehan , Patsy Watchorn and Barney McKenna (Pic - Frank Mc Grath)

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