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 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:
Just paid tribute to Philomena Lynott in the Seanad. https://t.co/lsZC7HnoU2
— Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) June 12, 2019
R.I.P Philomena Lynott.
A gracious and graceful guardian of the flame but a remarkable woman in her own right too.
Take a few to read this beautifully told tale from Allan Jones about a visit to her legendary ‘Showbiz Hotel’ in Manchester.
She was such a beautiful character. pic.twitter.com/O91eeSUoic
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@edsongsofpraise) June 12, 2019
Philomena Lynott was a formidable woman.
She championed the music of her son, spoke candidly about her life and what it meant to be a young mother, and maintained a close connection with Thin Lizzy fans even after Phil had passed on.
One of a kind. https://t.co/iEYYh882zi
— Hot Press (@hotpress) June 12, 2019
Philomena Lynott. I recall her tuning in to FM104 from time to time when I worked there, and contacting us to say thanks when we played her son’s songs. A bizarre memory to pop into my head just now. May she rest in peace 💚 x pic.twitter.com/m4kQWNToKq
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) June 12, 2019