Steve Strange has died, he was a Welsh pop singer, real name (Steven John Harrington). The influential Electronic Music Pioneer, who was best known as the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s pop group Visage was fifty five years old at the time of passing. He was also a prominent nightclub host and promoter. His record label has confirmed the sad news.
As Wales Online reports, Marc Green, the manager of Harrington’s label, August Day Recordings, has issued a statement regarding Strange’s passing, explaining that the electronic-music pioneer had died of a heart attack while in Egypt.
“We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday, February 12, in Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, Egypt,” Green said in the statement.
“Steve died in his sleep of heart failure. Steve’s family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve’s family request privacy at this extremely difficult time.”
Harrington rose to prominence while be a member of the group’s hit single Fade To Grey, he was the manager of the fashionable Blitz Club in central London,
from which the “Blitz kids” alternative moniker for New Romantic adherents was derived.
“He will be remembered as a hard-working, very amusing and loveable individual who always was at the forefront of fashion trends,” Harrington’s agent, Pete Bassett, said in a statement to the Press Association.
More on Harrington, he battled long against drugs, a nervous breakdown, an arrest for shoplifting, and public speculation about his sexuality, which he detailed in his 2002 autobiography, Blitzed!.
According to Bassett,
“Up until last year, he was putting together a book of fashion styles based on the New Romantic movement”.
Tributes have been pouring in,
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