The musician dies of a heart attack last Thursday (April 23)
Sean Kerwick
16:20 27th April 2015

Musician Alan Wass, close friend and collaborator of Pete Doherty, has passed away aged 33 following an injury obtained earlier this year.

In February, Wass fell through a glass partition at his home in Ladbroke Grove, where he severed an artery and two nerves in his arm. Wass seemed to be on the mend, taking to Facebook after his eight hour operation following the accident: "I'm lucky to be alive and will be back on stage in the not too distant future." 

He was recovering in intensive care at St Mary's Hospital in London up until last Thursday where he suffered a heart attack and died. 

Watch the two friends performing 'Hired Gun' below 

Wass fronted his own bands The Lipstick Melodies and Left Hand as well as collaborating with The Libertines and Pete Doherty. Wass faced a court hearing back in 2010 with the Babyshambles frontman following the death of Robin Whitehead who died of a heroin overdose whilst filming Doherty. 

Wass' manager Tony Rowe paid his respects on Facebook: "RIP Genius, beautiful man, friend and a very special individual character, privileged to have been a close friend and shared his life, music and dreams...Love you Alan!"

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