News - February 13, 2015

Visage singer Steve Strange dies aged 55
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Visage singer Steve Strange dies aged 55

Steve Strange, singer of new romantic pioneers Visage, has passed away at the age of 55. 

Strange, whose real name was Steven Harrington, died yesterday in hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt as a result of a heart attack. 

The singer, who was best known for his hit single 'Fade To Grey' with Visage, also ran London's Blitz Club, which is where the likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Culture Club cut their teeth before they found fame.

Marc Green, manager of Strange's record label August Day Recordings, said in a statement: "We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday, February 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, Egypt. Steve died in his sleep of heart failure. Steve's family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve's family request privacy at this extremely difficult time."

Boy George, Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and Spandau Ballet have all tweeted tributes to Strange, which you can read below:




 

Fade To Grey:  The Best Of Visage
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