Pete Burns, the iconic lead singer of Dead or Alive, has died.
On Sunday, the 57-year-old artist behind such ’80s hits as “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” and “Brand New Lover suffered “massive cardiac arrest,” according to The Sun.
His management released the following statement:
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 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 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.
Sending you all our love,
Lynne, Michael, Steve.”
Here’s the video to his still-ubiquitous signature song, 1985’s “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”: