Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63
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Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack.
The band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).
Their management told the BBC that Shelley died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living.
BBC music correspondent Lizo Mzimba said Buzzcocks, who formed in the 1970s, were regarded as a significant influence on the music scene.
Teenage Fanclub singer Norman Blake tweeted how important Shelley’s songs had been in his youth, and remained so today.Skip Twitter post by @normanblake
not been on here for a while, but I can’t not mark the passing of Pete Shelley. I love(d) Buzzcocks. His songs were important to me when I was a young man and they still are to me now. Thank you Pete and R.I.P. You will be missed.
End of Twitter post by @normanblake
Oh God but I loved Buzzcocks. And Pete Shelley was an amazing songwriter. “But after all life’s only death’s recompense.” RIP
End of Twitter post by @tracey_thorn
The author Neil Gaiman tweeted “part of my youth dies with him”.
(as seen on BBC.com)