The full trailer for the feature-length documentary Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away has been released on what would have been the late Thin Lizzy frontman's 71st birthday. 

Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away will be released in Irish cinemas in the Autumn. 

Directed by Emer Reynolds (The Farthest) and made in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the film tells the story of Lynott growing up in Dublin, his international success with Thin Lizzy and his tragic death as a result of heart failure and pneumonia at the age of 36 in January 1986.

"Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer," said a press release announcing the documentary's upcoming release.

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The late singer's daughters, Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott, said: "As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film."

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