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Tributes paid as father of U2 guitarist Edge dies

Tributes have been paid to John Garvin Evans.

JOHN GARVIN EVANS, father of U2 guitarist The Edge, has died.

He passed away on Saturday in Bon Secours Hospital in Dublin after a long battle against illness.

Originally from Wales, Evans and his wife Gwenda moved to Ireland in the 1960s and raised their three children.

Last year The Edge spoke about his relationship with his father in the book Sons+Fathers, produced by the Irish Hospice Foundation in conjunction with Bono.

In the book the U2 guitarist spoke the connection he had with his father over the shared passion of fishing, reminiscing about fishing trips to his father’s homeland of Wales as a child.

Tributes have been pouring in this morning from U2 fan sites from around the world.

He is survived by his children Edge – real name Dave Evans – Richard and Gillian, his brother Peter, his daughters-in-law Miranda and Morleigh, his son-in-law Tim and his sisters-in-law Ann and Heulwen.

His funeral service will be held this Wednesday in Howth Presbyterian Church and any donations are asked to be made to Rotary International. 

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