This is so devastating! 2016 claimed another icon on Oct. 23 when Pete Burns shocking went into cardiac arrest and died. The Dead Or Alive singer and ‘Big Brother’ contestant was only 57 years old. We have all the stunning details, right here.
This is completely shocking. Dead Or Alive singer Pete Burns went into cardiac arrest on Oct. 23, and sadly passed away at age 57. The eccentric personality was also a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, and his death came as a complete shock to fans.
Pete’s manager Kyle confirmed the sad news when he took over Pete’s Twitter account on Oct. 24. “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest. All of his friends and family 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 memories that he has left us with. We have no more words, we will make a further statement when we have had a chance to come to terms with our devastating loss. He will live forever in our memories. ”
— Pete Burns (@PeteBurnsICON) October 24, 2016
The saddest part is that Dead or Alive’s compilation album Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI was supposed to be released on October 28, just four days after his shocking death. Now, what should have been a fun, exciting time for the 80’s band will now be absolutely heartbreaking. At least it will be a fitting tribute to the late singer!
Though Pete rose to fame as the flamboyant front man of the band, he gained notoriety later in life for appearing on reality shows like Celebrity Big Brother, where he became something of a fan favorite for his drama. We will certainly miss Pete!
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