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
Goodbye Steve Strange (lead singer from Visage), your music has inspired me and my life. Rest in peace… https://t.co/Vi3M5pDCzf
— MobyNews (@MobyNews) February 12, 2015
I'm very sad to announce that our friend Steve Strange has died in Egypt today. He was the leading edge of New Romantic. God Bless him.
— Simon Le Bon (@SimonJCLeBON) February 12, 2015
Very sad to hear of my friend Steve Strange @Stevevisstrange passing, RIP mate…..
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) February 12, 2015
sad to hear of the passing of 80 s icon and my friend #steve strange . hope you ve found some peace Steve
— Michelle Collins (@missmcollins) February 12, 2015
It’s always said news when someone dies and so now it’s time to Fade to Grey and say farewell Steve Strange.