U2’s Bono Names The Singer Who Could Out-Sing Him

In a recent interview with RTÉ One, U2’s Bono paid tribute to the singer that could out-sing him.

He revealed the name to be Aslan’s Christy Dignam, who passed away a few days ago after a long battle with cancer. While his fans gathered in the Finglas streets to honor the late artist, Bono talked about him with praise by saying:

“I’ve just been listening to Aslan – as everyone else has – and it’s just been dawning on me the depth of their talent and the extraordinariness of this singer; you know he had everything… which is really annoying.”

Comparing himself to Dignam, he continued:

“He was so beautiful, this beautiful man with his devilish laugh and smile, and he sang like an angel and wrote these lyrics, these incredible lyrics. I mean, I don’t know if we knew – I certainly don’t know if I knew – what we had with this extraordinary man and this great band.

A singer always knows when you’re in the room with someone who can out-sing you. This ability to move so comfortably through the octaves, so just as a singer, I have just been overwhelmed by his voice in the last few days.”

During the tribute, the singer also mentioned the late Aslan vocalist’s story and family:

“It’s a very sad moment for music and above all for his family, for Kathryn and Kiera and Darren. I met them in their house a few years back, and they are just beautiful people.

His story coming out of what he had to overcome in his childhood and then with addiction. He was a great singer. They say that some bands and some artists have everything but ‘It.’ He had everything and ‘It.’

He did transcend those problems and then that cruel blow of his health… but what songs they’ve left us. I was just listening to ‘Goodbye Charlie Moon’ and thinking, ‘Wow. Wow.'”

Christy Dignam’s death was announced by his daughter, Kiera, on Facebook with the following statement:

“On behalf of my family, it is with a broken heart that we convey the news of my father’s passing, Christy Dignam. Dad peacefully left us where he wanted to, at home today 4pm, Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, after a courageously long-fought battle, surrounded by his family.

We ask that you honour our family’s need for privacy during this immensely painful period. Let us all hold him in our hearts and cherish the remarkable life of a talented singer, great storyteller, and amazing person. We thank you so much for your love and support shown to us.”

The late singer was diagnosed with a rare cancer-related blood disorder in 2013. Reportedly, he’d been under palliative care at his house since 2022.