‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’ singer Pete Burns dies at 57

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NEW YORK – Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns died of a heart attack at 57, his management team announced Monday.

Burns ex-wife Lynne Corlett, manager Steve Cox and partner Michael Simpson shared the news on Twitter that the music icon had a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday.

“It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that out beloved Pete Burns of (Dead or Alive), died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest,” they said in a statement. “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star. He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with.”

Burns was most famous for the 1985 hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” He hit No. 1 in the United States and around the world, People reported.

The singer rose to fame in the 80s with his pop band Dead or Alive. In 2006, his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother 4 was considered one of the most controversial stars in the show’s history, Digital Spy reported.

Burns also appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies recently and admitted having around 300 surgeries.

Boy George posted his condolences for Burns on Twitter Monday – pointing out his glammed-up, androgynous look.