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Peter Burns dies aged 57

Press Association logoPress Association 24/10/2016 Julia Hunt

Singer Pete Burns has died at the age of 57.

The singer-songwriter died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management said.

Celebrities including Boy George and 80s pop star Marilyn have been paying tribute following news of the star's death.

Boy George said: "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!"

Marilyn said he was shocked as he saw Burns recently.

"Absolute shock at the news of Pete Burns death ... only just saw him ... my sincerest wishes to his family, friends, and fans," he wrote on Twitter.

Burns rose to fame in the 80s with his band Dead Or Alive, known for the 1985 track You Spin Me Round.

In recent years he also appeared on reality television shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wife Swap and The Body Shocking Show.

The statement from his management on Twitter said: "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."

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