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World mourns Pete Burns: Friends and fans pay tribute to Dead or Alive icon

RIP Pete Burns

World mourns Pete Burns: Friends and fans pay tribute to Dead or Alive icon
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Pete Burns dies at 57

2016 has claimed another icon in Pete Burns. The singer, entertainer and eccentric who founded pop group Dead or Alive has died of a cardiac arrest aged 57.

He rose to fame in the 1980s with You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) and also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

 

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.’

Hi guys, it’s Kyle here. Was asked to send out this tweet on behalf of Steve, Lynn & Michael. #rippeteburns #sadtimes #icon SO SAD!!! pic.twitter.com/rOkAVHsZQg

Friends and fans, including Boy George and Laverne Cox, have paid tribute to Pete Burns.
Boy George


Laverne Cox

Michelle Visage

Chris Crocker

Adore Delano

Davina McCall

Harry Clayton-Wright

Emma Willis

Paris Lees

Mike Buonaiuto

Amy Lamé

Marc Almond

Sinitta

Rowetta


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