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Buzzcocks singer-songwriter Pete Shelley dies from heart attack aged 63 



Pete Shelley, lead singer of pioneering punk band The Buzzcocks, dies from suspected heart attack aged 63

  • Pete Shelley was the front man for the iconic punk rock band 
  • The 63-year-old is said to have died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living
  • The band were best known for their hit Ever Fallen In Love 

By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline

Published: 16:06 EST, 6 December 2018 | Updated: 16:20 EST, 6 December 2018

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The lead singer of iconic punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63 of a suspected heart attack. 

Pete Shelley was the front man for the band who are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen In Love. 

The band's management told the BBC that Shelley died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living.

ete Shelley of Buzzcocks performs during Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl on July 6, 2018 in Manchester
ete Shelley of Buzzcocks performs during Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl on July 6, 2018 in Manchester

ete Shelley of Buzzcocks performs during Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl on July 6, 2018 in Manchester

The band were first formed in Bolton in the 1970s by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.

The most recent formation of the band consisted as Pete Shelley on vocals and guitar, Steve Diggle, on vocals and guitar, Chris Remmington on bass and Danny Farrant on drums. 

The band had recently announced that it was set to release 40th anniversary re-issues of its first two albums, Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, on Friday 25th January 2019. 

The band were set to play Luxor Live, in the Netherlands later this month, it has not yet been confirmed whether or not the show will go ahead. 

Pete Shelley was born on 17 April 1955 in Leigh, Lancashire and aside from being part of the Buzzcocks, had also embarked on a solo career in the early 80s. 

He worked with producers such as Martin Rushent and Stephen Hague to craf dance floor friendly synth pop.

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