Tributes paid to Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns
Yesterday brought the sad news that former Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns has died as the result of a cardiac arrest. He was 57. The below post was made from his official Twitter account yesterday, announcing his death:
Burns first found fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of the synth-pop outfit, best-known for their 1985 hit 'You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)'. He would later become a familiar face on television thanks to his 2006 appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, finishing up in fifth place that year.
Since his sudden death on Sunday and the subsequent announcement early on Monday evening, tributes have been pouring in on social media from those who knew and worked with the flamboyant singer, as well as those who were fans of his music and other who shared their memories of buying records from him at Liverpool's Probe Records.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. You can find some of the tributes paid to Pete below...
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!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) 24 October 2016
Sending love and condolences to the family of Pete Burns RIP so sad— Robbie Coltrane OBE (@RColtraneOBE) 24 October 2016
Pete Burns. absolute legend and a true icon.— Tiga (@Tiga) 24 October 2016
RIP Pete Burns. ‘You Spin Me Round’ was the first 12” record I ever bought from Harum Records in Archway, aged 11.https://t.co/frtXjl9Mee— erol alkan (@erolalkan) 24 October 2016
So so sad to hear about Pete Burns ... we partied hard in the 90s ... RIP Pete x— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) 24 October 2016
RIP Pete Burns One of the greats has gone— Martin Fry (@ABCFRY) 24 October 2016