Best known as the guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and front-man of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott launched a solo career in 1980 and fronted the
band Grand Slam from 1984-1985 before returning again to his solo career in late 1985 shortly before his death. Like many 'rock 'n rollers' of
his generation, Lynott's lifestyle had been plagued by alcohol and drug dependency. A long undiagnosed infection caused his sudden collapse
at the end of 1985. Sadly, Lynott succumbed to pneumonia and heart failure in the intensive care ward of Salisbury Hospital, UK. He is buried in
St. Fintan's cemetery, Sutton, Dublin, Ireland. A life-size, anatomically correct, bronze statue of Philip was unveiled on Harry Street, off Grafton
Street, Dublin in August 2005.