Dead or Alive's Pete Burns is dead at age 57, according to a statement posted to his verified Twitter account. The "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" singer died on Sunday, Oct. 23 of a "massive cardiac arrest," according to the 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 [sic]," the statement reads. "We have no more words, we will make a further statement when we have had a chance to come to terms with our devastating loss. He will live forever in our memories."
Dead or Alive scored several seminal Hi-NRG dance hits in the '80s, most notably with the immortal "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," which hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 and was interpolated by Flo Rida on the Kesha-featuring No. 1 Hot 100 hit "Right Round" in 2011.