PHIL LYNOTT’s Mother On Her Son: ‘When He Died, I Died For Five Years’

The mother of the late THIN LIZZY frontman Phil Lynott recently spoke to the BBC about her son’s life.

Philomena, 81, said she missed the signs of serious drug abuse in her son. Phil Lynott died in 1986 at the age of 36.

“They didn’t want me there when he passed because they figured I’d lose my reason, which I did,” she said. “When he died, I died for five years. I think it’d a dreadful waste but what can you do? What will be will be.”

She added, “I listen to his music every single day. I also visit his resting place every day because it’s only round the corner from my house. I go around and I pour water on his stone — I call it washing his face — and then when I’m leaving, I give him a kick.. for breaking my heart.”

You can listen to audio of Philomena talking about Phil using the SoundCloud player below.



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