Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said.
A statement on Twitter said it was with “greatest sadness” that it had to break the news that Burns died suddenly on Sunday.
Burns had a hit with You Spin Me Round in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.
The management statement said: “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star.”
It continued: “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.”
Burns rose to fame as the frontman of ’80s pop band Dead Or Alive, who notched up Top 20 hits with ‘Lover Come Back To Me’, ‘In Too Deep’ and ‘Something In My House’.
However, their best-known song by far was ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’, which made Number One in March 1985 after a 17-week climb to the top of the charts. It was the first Number One single produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman “hit factory” who would go on to dominate British pop later in the decade.