Celebrities Mourn the Loss of The Buzzcocks Singer Pete Shelley: See the Tweets

Pete Shelley Buzzcocks
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Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks photographed in 1981. 

Celebrities and fans of the punk band The Buzzcocks took to Twitter today to share kind words about front man Pete Shelley, who died on Thursday (Dec. 6) from a suspected heart attack. 

"It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band," The Buzzcocks wrote on the official Twitter account.

Former Sex Pistols guitarist Glen Matlock also shared sympathetic words about the late singer. "I am totally shocked and saddened to just hear of the untimely death of Pete Shelley," Matlock wrote. "A superb songwriter, artist and a totally sweet hearted guy who was one of the very few originals of punk and even a one off within that. My deepest condolences to his family and friends."

"Pete Shelley wrote perfect three minute pop songs," wrote The Charlatans' singer Tim Burgess. "The soundtrack to being a teenager. You’ll be missed Pete but you’ll be remembered for a long long time for your brilliant music."

Read the heartfelt responses from celebrities below.