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Jack Sonni dead: Dire Straits guitarist dies aged 68 as band pays tribute

Dire Straits guitarist Jack Sonni has died  (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Dire Straits guitarist Jack Sonni has died (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Dire Straits guitarist Jack Sonni has died at the age of 68.

The legendary guitarist’s death was announced by the rock’n’roll band in a post online on Thursday.

Alongside a black and white photo of Sonni on X, formerly known as Twitter, they wrote: “#JackSonni Rest In Peace #DireStraits“.

Sonni was known as “the other guitarist” during the London band’s Brothers in Arms era.

Brothers in Arms was the fifth album that was released by Dire Straits in 1985.

On Tuesday, Dire Straits Legacy, an official group of musicians who formerly toured with the band, announced the guitarist had been suffering from ill health in a social media post.

The post read: “Dear fans, unfortunately, Jack Sonni will not be able to participate in our next gigs because of health problems. Jack get better soon, we are waiting for you! With love, the DSL family.”

The musician’s cause of death has not been revealed.