Pete Burns dies at the age of 57

The Dead Or Alive singer died on Sunday after suffering a “massive cardiac arrest”

A  statement from his management team said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that out 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. Lynne, Michael, Steve.(sic)”



The singer was last on our screens when he appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies last month.

Pete, who said he has “lost count” of the number of times he has gone under the knife, shared his story on the Channel 5 show.

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.”

But a number of fans of the star tweeted their hope that he would now stop having plastic surgery after everything he has been through.

He says his obsession with changing his looks began over 20 years ago when his hit You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) was storming up the charts.

Pete continued: “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’.”

Pete forked out £750 to get his nose fixed but when he woke up from surgery he knew something was terribly wrong.

He said: “I woke up covered in blood. There was so much blood it was unbelievable.

“There were tubes up my nose. He’d removed most of my nose and there was just two nostrils and a little bit of bone in the middle. I nearly fainted.”

Pete was due to appear on Top Of The Pops with his band and decided to put an eye patch on to hide the side of his nose that was bad.

He later booked in for reconstructive surgery – the first of many, many corrective treatments.

Pete revealed: “I’ve had a major operation a week for two years to remove it from my cheeks where it had migrated, my Adam’s apple, the back of my eyes…

“They couldn’t do anything about the liver and the kidneys. I had to excrete that out.”

After 200 reconstructive surgeries on his lips to remove all the frightening filler, the surgeon could finally begin reviving Pete’s lifeless lips.

Pete explained: “I had a piece taken out of my stomach to make a lower lip and then a piece taken out of my stomach to make an upper lip shape.

“I was clinically depressed. Two years is a long time out of your life.”

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