Shane MacGowan’s funeral: The widow spoke to Johnny Depp about Amber Heard

Shane MacGowan’s funeral: The widow spoke to Johnny Depp about Amber Heard

Major celebrities attended the funeral of The Pogues singer. One of them received particular attention in a letter from McGowan’s wife.


Irish President Michael D Higgins, former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen were among those attending Shane MacGowan’s burial on Friday.

McGowan died on November 30 of encephalitis at the age of 65.

As lead singer of The Pogues, he brought Irish folk music to the rock table – which was hailed in the 1980s and eulogized after his death last week.

Among others by fellow performers such as Nick Cave, who performed MacGowan’s classic “A Rainy Night In Soho” at the funeral.

Song: Nick Cave.

Actor Johnny Depp, 60, has been a friend of McGowan for many years, and was present at the Pogues singer’s wedding in 2018.

Carrying the coffin: Johnny Depp (TV).

In the church, a short prayer was said as part of the ceremony. Depp also helped carry the coffin out of the church.

See more photos of the funeral here:

Victoria Mary Clark in her husband’s coffin.

The Hollywood star also received a lot of attention from McGowan’s widow, journalist and author Victoria Mary Clarke (58).

She indicated in her speech at the church that McGowan was asking Depp to forgive his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, while the exciting judicial settlement between Depp and Heard was continuing in the spring of 2022.

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Heard was found guilty of defaming her ex-husband, and was ordered to pay more than 82 million Norwegian kroner to Depp.

– Rude patter

“I hope you don’t mind me saying that, Johnny,” Clark said with a smile, reproduced by The Independent In a video clip.

– When Johnny filed a lawsuit involving his ex-wife Amber, Clark continued before directly addressing Depp:

– Shane had a long conversation with you, didn’t he? He urged you to pardon Amber. Yes, he thought it was the best thing to do because he truly believed in forgiveness.


– I’m sure you’ve done that by now, right? “Of course you do, of course you do,” Clark pointed out with a laugh, drawing chuckles from the council.

Widow: Victoria Mary Clark.

The widow, who was with McGowan for decades, described her late husband as a humanist socialist when they met and who even then loved people.

-But he didn’t necessarily show it to his friends all the time, he could be very cranky and rude, and sometimes even aggressive, as I’m sure The Pogues can confirm that.

The legend: Shane MacGowan, here on stage in 1995.

In the last phase of his life, he was different, according to Clark, and very interested in tolerance.

-In the end, he told everyone how much he loved them.

One of those who visited McGowan last year was Bruce Springsteen.

Present: Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie.

A large crowd turned out in Dublin on Friday to bid farewell to McGowan.

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The procession through Dublin ended in Tipperary, where an open funeral mass was held in Nenagh.

The coffin was carried in a horse-drawn carriage to the sound of onlookers singing songs by The Pogues.

Among them is the song for which every Christmas for many years was a reminder of McGowan’s talent: “Fairytale Of New York,” which looks set to end this year a little higher on the charts than it usually does in December.


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