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Tributes pour in as Phil Lynott’s mother dies

Philomena died Wednesday morning

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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.

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“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
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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: