Pete Burns, Lead Singer in Band Dead or Alive, Dies at 57 | NECN

Pete Burns, Lead Singer in Band Dead or Alive, Dies at 57

Burns, who had a 1985 hit with "You Spin Me Round," died of cardiac arrest Sunday

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    File photon of Pete Burns of Dead or Alive performing on stage at Hit Factory Live: Christmas Cracker at 02 Arena on December 21, 2012 in London, England.

    Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns died Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management team confirmed. Burns was 57.

    Burns, who was also appeared on "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2006, had a 1985 hit with "You Spin Me Round." 

    The management statement said: "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 he has left us with."

    Burns has appeared on reality television shows in recent years including "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "The Body Shocking Show." 

    His passing was noted across social media Monday. Performer Boy George recognized Burns as a "true eccentric" and a big part of the performer's life.