The Dead or Alive singer and ’80s gender-bending icon has died of a heart attack, his manager confirmed today. He was 57.
“It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or Alive) died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest.
“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 he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with (sic).”
In later years, Pete was known mainly for his outrageous and ever-evolving looks. From The Telegraph:
Burns recently appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies.
Appearing on Channel 5’s Celebrity Botched Up Bodies, Pete said he first got plastic surgery 20 years ago, when “You Spin Me Round” became a success. He then went on to get four nose jobs, cheekbone implants, and had lots of countless amounts of work done to his lips.
Speaking of his first procedure, he shared: “I realised I was going to be a visual entity and that I had to look good.”
And look good he did. Below, a pictorial tribute to this fabulous, fabulous creature – the likes of which we will never see again. Rest in Power, Pete.
More news as it develops.