Liverpool supporter and singer Gerry Marsden sings You'll Never Walk Alone before their English Premier League soccer match against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, Oct. 24, 2010.
His friend Pete Price said on Instagram after speaking to Marsden's family that the Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman died after a short illness related to a heart infection.
There were other hits as well.
"I'm sending all the love in the world to (his wife) Pauline and his family", he said.
Marsden formed Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1959 with his brother Fred, Les Chadwick and Arthur McMahon, who was replaced by Les Maguire in 1961. Singing along with the band's version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" quickly became a favorite activity for fans attending Liverpool Football Club games, and the track eventually became the team's official anthem.
"Gerry's voice accompanied our biggest nights".
Gerry formed his troupe If you weren't aware, back in 1959, Gerry and the Pacemakers was one of the leading band's in the United Kingdom and worldwide, ranking just behind The Beatles.
Marsden was born in the Toxteth area of Liverpool in 1942.
Apart from a sensational music career, the singer was also a lyricist and the mind behind numerous band's songs such as I'm the One, It's Gonna Be All Right and Ferry Cross the Mersey.
Marsden reformed the group with a new line-up a few years later and, up until 2018, continued to tour venues.
The couple had two daughters, Yvette and Victoria.