Visage Singer, Steve Strange Dead at 55

Steve Strange RIP

Earlier Twitter was rife with gossip that Visage singer Steve Strange had passed away, as with most stories that go around on Twitter you have to take them with a pinch of salt, it was also mentioned on 6 Music, but still nothing was officially announced.

Then at 21:03 on the Visage Facebook page the announcement was made of the sad new that Steve Strange had indeed passed away in his sleep in Egypt, due to heart failure.

In December, the BBC reported that Steve Strange had been hospitalized with an unknown medical condition. “His record label said he has been admitted to Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend with a bronchial infection and an intestinal blockage,” they wrote. “August Day Recordings said his hospital admission follows a long illness which has left him ‘virtually bed ridden.’ He is undergoing an exploratory operation.

Steve Strange (born Steven John Harrington, 28 May 1959 – 12 February 2015) is a Welsh pop singer, best known as the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s pop group Visage. Since the late 1970s he has also been a prominent nightclub host and promoter.

Harrington was born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, Wales, but his grandfather moved with his family to Aldershot, Hampshire, where his father was serving in the British Army as a paratrooper. The family moved back to Wales and lived in Rhyl on the north coast, where his parents bought a large guest house and opened sea front cafes. They then divorced and he moved with his mother back to Newbridge in South Wales where he attended Newbridge Grammar School. It merged with a secondary school to form Newbridge Comprehensive School a year after he arrived there, and he subsequently lost interest in all subjects but art. – Wikipedia

 

It’s always said news when someone dies and so now it’s time to Fade to Grey and say farewell Steve Strange.



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