Singer Pete Burns has died at the age of 57.
The Dead Or Alive singer died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management said.
Burns was born to a German mother who fled to Austria to escape the Nazis anti-Semitic laws, as her father was Jewish. Pete’s mother married an English soldier after meeting in Vienna.
A statement said: “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 us with.”
Among the stars paying tribute was anti-Israel politician and former-MP, George Galloway, who shared the Celebrity Big Brother House with Burns in 2006.
He tweeted: “Sad to hear of the demise of Pete Burns. He was a cross between Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. You don’t get more brilliant than that. RIP.”