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'You Spin Me Round' hitmaker dies aged 57

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PETE Burns has died aged 57.

The 'You Spin Me Round' hitmaker tragically passed away on Sunday after suffering a "massive cardiac arrest".

His manager said in a post: "It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or Alive), died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest. 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.

"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. Sending you all our love. X Lynne, Michael, Steve X (sic)"

The singer/songwriter founded the band Dead or Alive in 1980 and went on to achieve pop success with 'You Spin Me Round', a track he worked on alongside the famous music trio Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

In his later years, he was known for appearing on various reality shows including 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

Pete had a number of cosmetic surgery procedures throughout his life and recently admitted he "lost count" of how many times he had gone under the knife.

He said: "The number of surgeries I've has is probably 300. I hope when I'm 80 and I get to heaven God doesn't recognise me."

And Pete says his obsession with looking good started when he achieved chart success.

He said: "I realised I was going to be a visual entity and that I had to look good. I had a broken nose. In the punk days somebody head butted me in Liverpool and it went over to one side.

"When you're young, self-conscious and standing in front of a camera and the photographers are whispering, 'Can we turn his head to the left?' you think, 'I'll do something about it.'"

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