Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott's mother Philomena has died. She was 88.

The Crumlin native gave birth to the Irish rock icon in West Bromwich when she was 18. From the age of 8 he was raised by her parents in Dublin before going on to form Thin Lizzy in 1969.

Philomena Lynott, who wrote about her relationship with her son in her 1995 memoir 'My Boy', had been battling cancer in recent years.

Thin Lizzy fans have been paying tribute to her on social media: