Pete Burns, best known as leader of 80's new wave band Dead Or Alive has died at the age of 57. The news was announced by his manager Steve Coy on social media:
"It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that out beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or Alive), died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest.
All of his family and friends are devaststed by the loss of our special star.
He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with.
We have no more words, we will make a further statement when we have had a chance to come to terms with our devastating loss.
He will live forever in our memories."
After Dead Or Alive broke up, Burns went on to launch a solo music career and he also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and other related reality programs in the U.K.
Part of the Morrissey and Pete Burns interview from Smash Hits 1985 pic.twitter.com/MKI62u3wFv— SmithsMoz Cuttings (@c_smithsmoz) October 24, 2016
View a collection of social media tributes to Burns over at NME.
Published October 24th, 2016