Candy Harlots guitarist Marc Lee Dé Hugar dies aged 52

Marc Lee Dé Hugar
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Marc Lee Dé Hugar, guitarist for Sydney-hailing glam-rock outfit Candy Harlots, has died aged 52.

Though the cause of death hasn't been officially revealed, Australian publication Loud Mag notes that he suffered a “long battle with emphysema and debilitating lung conditions” and passed away on January 7.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.