”From the Clarkin household:
On behalf of the household it’s with profound disappointment that daughter Dionne is sharing the information of the passing of Tony Clarkin.
Following a brief sickness, he died peacefully surrounded by his ladies on Sunday seventh January 2024.
“I do know that Tony has touched so many individuals by way of his music in so many various methods. I don’t actually have phrases to specific what he meant to me proper now because the grief is just too contemporary.
As a lot of Tony had an awesome affinity with animals. It’s the household’s intention to arrange a charitable belief in his title to assist this trigger, additional particulars to observe. Please don’t ship flowers or playing cards, as he would have a lot most popular expressions of sympathy to go to charity on this manner.
It was a privilege to name him my Dad.”
“I didn’t look to stay endlessly”
Magnum just lately canceled their scheduled spring tour so as to assess Clarkin’s well being; his situation, which was thought of degenerative and incurable, had rendered it tough for him to play the guitar usually, and thus the band determined to take a while off to guage their choices. They have been within the technique of making ready for the discharge of their subsequent album, Right here Comes The Rain, and solely every week in the past released another single. Clarkin based Magnum in 1972 with vocalist Bob Catley, and this would be the band’s twenty third album in 52 years.
The obvious suddenness of Clarkin’s dying comes as a shock, and our ideas are with Clarkin’s household, bandmates, and followers.