Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns passed away on Sunday, October 23. It is definitely devastating news for everybody in the music industry, as Burns was a very talented singer. If you want to know more information about Pete Burns’ songs, pictures, and Pete Burns’ children, then you need to keep on reading.
Who is Pete Burns? He was an amazing singer and songwriter who was well- renowned for his eccentric behavior on season 4 of Celebrity Big Brother. If you want to learn detailed information about his life, then keep on reading.
Pete Burns Wiki
Peter Jozzeppi “Pete” Burns was born on August 5, 1959 in Bebington, Cheshire. His mother was Evelina Maria Bettina Quittner Von Hedec, and his father was Francis Burns. According to an interview, Pete Burns dropped out of school at 14 for not acting according to the rules set out by his Catholic school.
Pete Burns’ Music Career and Songs
Before pursuing his music career, Burns worked at Probe Records, a record shop in Liverpool. He was a part of many bands such as Mystery Girls and Nightmares in Wax. In 1980, several band members left, prompting Burns to change the band’s name to Dead or Alive.
Dead or Alive garnered recognition in 1985 with the hit song, “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” The band has released several albums such as Sophisticated Boom Boom, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, Nukleopatra, and Fragile.
Pete Burns was Part of Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Wife Swap
It comes as no surprise that Burns caused an outrage in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother. He finished fifth on the show. However, he made numerous animal rights’ groups furious after stating that one of his coats was made out of gorilla fur (which is an illegal and unlicensed to sell in the United Kingdom).
After many tests were performed on the coat, it was determined that it was not made of gorilla, but of Colobus monkeys—an endangered species whose fur also requires a license.
Burns also appeared in Celebrity Wife Swap, where his husband Michael Simpson went on to live with former The Sun Page 3 model Leah Newman. Burns lived with Newman’s partner Neil Ruddock.
Pete Burns Was Married to Lynne Corlett before Marrying Michael Simpson
In 1980, Burns married hairdresser, Lynne Corlett in Liverpool. Corlett and Burns did not have any children. Their marriage ended in 2006 and shortly after their separation, Burns married Michael Simpson. Though married to a man, sexuality for Burns was fluid. After asking him about being gay, Burns said, “People always want to know – am I gay, bi, trans or what? I say, forget all that. There’s got to be a completely different terminology and I’m not aware if it’s been invented yet. I’m just Pete.”
Burns is Famous for Multiple Cosmetic Surgeries
In one interview, Burns revealed that he was addicted to going under the knife, and he would continue doing it until he reached perfection. Burns had several polyacrylamide injections into his lips, cheek implants, several rhinoplasties, and many tattoos.
How Did Pete Burns Die?
Pete Burns died at the age of 57, after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. No details about his funeral have been disclosed as of yet. Many celebrities and fans have expressed their condolences on social media. We offer our deepest condolences to his family members, and loved ones.