We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday 12th February, in Sharm El Sheik International Hospital, Egypt. Steve died in his sleep, of Heart Failure. Steve’s family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve’s family request privacy at this extremely difficult time.
Rumors are circulating on social media this afternoon that Steve Strange, the renowned Blitz Kid and Welsh pop singer who fronted ’80s new wave group Visage, has died. Strange, whose real name is Steven John Harrington, is most known for Visage’s 1980 synth-pop hit “Fade To Grey,” and was also a celebrated nightclub entertainer in the United Kingdom.
In December, BBC News reported that Strange was hospitalized with an unknown medical condition. “His record label said he has been admitted to Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend with a bronchial infection and an intestinal blockage,” they wrote. “August Day Recordings said his hospital admission follows a long illness which has left him ‘virtually bed ridden.’ He is undergoing an exploratory operation.”