Chas Hodges, one half of the popular musical duo Chas and Dave, has died aged 74.

A tweet from the duo's official Twitter account confirmed the news on Saturday (September 22).

It said Hodges recently received successful treatment for oesophageal cancer, but died pearcefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning after suffering organ failure.

A message on the group’s website added: "We would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support and goodwill at this difficult time."

Hodges was born in London in 1943 and began his career in music in the 1960s as a session musician.

He teamed up with Dave Peacock in the 1970s where they found fame as Chas and Dave.

Chas and Dave pictured in 1983

The duo released their debut album, One Fing 'n' Anuvver, in 1975.

They scored hits in the 1970s and 1980s with tracks such as Rabbit and Snooker Loopy.

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Chas and Dave split in 2009 but reunited a year later.

Hodges was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2017 and they cancelled a number of tour dates as he underwent treatment.

Tributes to the late musician have poured in on Twitter.