Pete Burns, frontman of Dead Or Alive, dies aged 57
The singer Pete Burns, who founded pop group Dead Or Alive, has died of a cardiac arrest aged 57.
Burns rose to fame in the 1980s with the bands hit song You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, coming fifth in the final.
A statement released by his partner, Michael Simpson, his ex-wife, Lynne Corlett, and his manager and former band member, Steve Coy, read: 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 will be missed by all those who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with.
Born in Cheshire to a Liverpudlian father and German mother who was a survivor of the Holocaust, Burns described his upbringing as unconventional. His mother was an alcoholic, and attempted suicide several times when Burns was growing up.
As far as parental skills go in the conventional, normal world, she certainly wasnt a mother, but shes the best human being that Ive ever had the privilege of being in the company of, and I know that she had a special plan for me, he said. She called me Star Baby and she knew that there was something special in me.....
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