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‘You Spin Me Round’ (Like A Record)’ Singer Pete Burns Has Died

Written by Emmy Mack on October 25, 2016

Music star Pete Burns, who famously sang the iconic 1984 chart-topper You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), has died at the age of just 57.

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The Dead Or Alive frontman suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday, 23rd October, with his manager breaking the news to fans on his official Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/PeteBurnsICON/status/790602340751540224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

As frontman of the British new wave/synthpop outfit Dead Or Alive, who were still listed as active in 2016, Burns was no one-hit wonder.

In fact, the he notched up multiple Top 20 hits including Lover Come Back To Me, In Too Deep, Something In My House and of course You Spin Me, which became the theme song to Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore’s legendary retro-inspired 1998 rom-com, The Wedding Singer.

The flamboyant frontman also experienced something of a pop cultural resurgence in recent years thanks to his 2006 appearance on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother — which boosted You Spin Me back into the Top 5 — and a surgically-enhanced, androgynous appearance.

Tributes to the late legend have begun to flow in from across social media, including a heartfelt post from Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, who says: “You always elevated a room, whether in person or on the speakers..”

While Boy George says he’s “heartbroken” and has called Burns “one of our great true eccentrics”.

Burns’ Celebrity Big Brother co-stars, including British politician George Galloway and Ordinary Boys singer Samuel Preston, have also paid their respects, while some fans have been sharing pictures of the singer’s legendary 1985 Smash Hits interview with Morrissey.

RIP to another icon.

Relive the 80’s pop genius of You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) below.

Watch: Dead Or Alive – ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’

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