New Romantic pioneer Strange dies


Published: Thursday 12th February 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

New Romantic pioneer Steve Strange has died of a heart attack in Egypt at the age of 55, his record label said.

The Welsh pop singer found fame in the 1980s as frontman for Visage whose best known hit was Fade To Grey.

Marc Green, label manager at August Day Recordings, said: “We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday February 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, Egypt.

“Steve died in his sleep of heart failure. Steve’s family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve’s family request privacy at this extremely difficult time.”

Strange also managed the Blitz Club in Soho, central London, a focal point for the New Romantic movement.

Strange’s agent, Pete Bassett, told the Press Association: “He will be remembered as a hard-working, very amusing and lovable individual who always was at the forefront of fashion trends.

“Up until last year he was putting together a book of fashion styles based on the New Romantic movement and it comes as a great shock.

“We understood that he had certain health problems but nothing we knew was life threatening.

“His friends and family are totally shocked, we had no idea anything like this was likely to happen.”

Published: Thursday 12th February 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search