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“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” Singer Pete Burns Dies at 57

LONDON - MARCH 05: Celebrity Big Brother star and Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns views the first book jackets for his autobiography ?Freak Unique? at the London Book Fair at ExCeL on March 5, 2006 in London, England. Burns has only just signed a deal with John Blake Publishing for the April 20 publication in which the singer reveals all about his Dead Or Alive days, past affairs and his plastic surgery and long-term marriage. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Singer Pete Burns died this past Sunday after going into massive cardiac arrest. His management confirmed his death on his Twitter account. Burns was 57 years old.

Burns rose to fame as the lead singer of Dead or Alive, a new wave/synthpop group best known for their 1984 hit, “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” Although the band hasn’t released an album since 2000’s Fragile, Burns recently achieved renewed relevance thanks to his 2006 appearance on Celebrity Big Brother and his surgically enhanced androgynous appearance. Burns’s last single, “Never Marry an Icon,” was released in 2010.