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'Dead or Alive' singer Pete Burns has died

Pete Burns (1959-2017)
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80’s pop icon Pete Burns has died at the age of 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest reports BBC News.

The announcement came on Twitter and Burn’s management said that the singer died on Sunday: "All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star."

Their second album “Youthquake” was released in 1985, the songs “You Spin Me Round (Like a record),” and “Lover Come Back to Me,” were both big U.K. dance hits, the former reaching number 11 on the U.S. pop charts.   

Burns contributed to the 80’s androgynous decade with long hair, heavy make-up and non-gender conforming costumes.

Singer Boy George of “Culture Club,” tweeted his condolences soon after news of Burns’ death.

"Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!"

Burns'  management team continued to say on Twitter that he had an indelible spirit and was a true musical icon:

"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 he has left us with."

Peter Burns (1959-2017).