Pete Burns Underwent Over 300 Surgeries to Fix His Botched Face
Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said.
Pete was an LGBT icon, and has admitted to going under the knife around 300 times to fix the botched procedures that transformed his face.
Just a month before his tragic death, Pete appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies, revealing the shocking toll that his surgeries had.
But the star always loved his appearance, despite once stating that it left him like ‘Frankenstein’.
A statement on Twitter said it was with “greatest sadness” that it had to break the “tragic news” that Burns died suddenly on Sunday.
— Pete Burns (@PeteBurnsICON) October 24, 2016
Burns had a hit with You Spin Me Round in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.
The management statement said: “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star.”
It continued: “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 he has left us with.”
Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 24, 2016
Originally from Liverpool, UK, Pete Burns founded band Dead or Alive in 1980 but went on to feature in several reality television shows in later life.
His death comes just days before his band’s compilation album Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI was due to be released on October 28.
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