Newswire: R.I.P. Pete Burns, lead singer of Dead Or Alive
Pete Burns, the lead singer of ’80s British pop band Dead Or Alive, has died. His management team confirmed the news on Twitter, explaining that he died over the weekend from a “massive cardiac arrest.” The statement from Burns’ management team refers to him as a “true visionary” and a “beautiful and talented soul,” adding that he will be “missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was.” Burns was 57.
— Pete Burns (@PeteBurnsICON) October 24, 2016
CNN explains that Burns got his start in the music industry while working at a Liverpool record store in 1979. The place became a meeting spot for musicians in the area, and Burns formed a band initially called Nightmares In Wax. They later …