Pop Icon Pete Burns has died at the age of 57.
The lead singer of the British pop group Dead or Alive passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The news broke through a tragic tweet posted on the pop star’s page on behalf of his loved ones.
A statement released via social media read: “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 will be missed by all those who loved and appreciated everything he was, and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with.”
The androgynous singer had been public about his ongoing health complications and admitted to having an addiction to cosmetic surgery, having over 300 operations in his lifetime, most of which were on his face.
Just several weeks before his death, Pete appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies, and the last picture of the star out with friends shows the toll that surgeries have had on his body.
Burns became famous for his eccentric and flamboyant style regularly wearing women’s clothes. He often spoke about the creative freedom he had growing up in Liverpool where he formed Dead or Alive 1980.
The band included Mike Percy, Steve Coy, and Tim Leverin, and is best known for their 1985 hit ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ which is arguably one of the most iconic dance tracks to date.
Burns later found fame appearing on Celebrity Wife Swap and appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother coming fifth in the final.
Despite various attempts, Burns’s solo career never reached the mainstream success of Dead Or Alive. His last single, Never Marry an Icon, was released in 2010.
Watch Dead or Alive’s iconic hit below.