Pete Burns dies aged 57


Dead Or Alive frontman Pete Burns has died at the age of 57, it has just been announced by his management.

The singer and songwriter suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Sunday. A management statement said “All of his family and friends are devastated 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 us with.”

Dead Or Alive will be best remembered for the 1985 UK number one You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). I spoke to Pete about a month ago about his career and the forthcoming box set Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI [the interview will be published soon] and he was articulate, witty and generous with his time. Poignantly, when I asked him about that particular song he said “it seems to be the one that I’m going to die with, like Judy Garland died with Over the Rainbow”.

RIP Pete Burns.

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