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Tributes pour in as Phil Lynott’s mother dies

Philomena died Wednesday morning


Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, has died aged 88.

Hot Press magazine have confirmed that she died on Wednesday morning, after a long battle with cancer.

The proud mother was best-selling author, thanks to her memoir My Boy, which told the story of Phil Lynott’s life.


“She was a formidable and brilliant woman,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said.

“I am really proud that we were able to participate in telling her remarkable story. Because she was indeed a remarkable woman.

“She was hugely determined and courageous – and absolutely committed to the campaign to ensure that Philip’s memory was kept alive and his legacy celebrated.”

Philomena Lynott with Phil Lynott Statue


Philomena had always strived to get a statue of her famous son erected in Dublin, which is now located on Henry Street.

People in the industry have been paying tribute to Philomena online: