Boy George, Pet Shop Boys, More Pay Tribute to Late Dead or Alive Singer

By Annie Reuter

The music world has lost another colorful pop figure—Dead or Alive vocalist Pete Burns. Yesterday (Oct. 24), the singer’s family announced that Burns had died suddenly of massive cardiac arrest. He was 57.

Related: Dead Or Alive Singer Pete Burns Dead at 57

In reaction, numerous artists including Boy George and Pet Shop Boys shared their fond memories of Burns on social media. Boy George said he was “tearful about the passing” of his late friend, while Pet Shop Boys said “the world will be a duller place” without him.

Burns was best known for singing Dead or Alive’s 1985 single “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).”


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