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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley has died aged 63

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Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks performs on the Main Stage at Tramlines Festival on July 26, 2015 in Sheffield, United Kingdom

Pete Shelley has died at the age of 63 of a suspected heart attack.

The lead singer of legendary Bolton punk rock band Buzzcocks died today (November 6) in Estonia where he was living, the band’s management told the BBC.

Pete Shelley (approx 1978)

Buzzcocks are perhaps best known for their 1978 hit, ‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)’.

The frontman’s brother Gary McNeish announced the news earlier n Facebook.

He told fans: “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away.”

This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away.

Posted by Gary John Mcneish on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tributes have started to pour in for the late singer.

Tim Burgess tweeted about his favourite Buzzcocks song, ‘Promises’, in paying tribute to Shelley.

Farewell Pete Shelley.
The first album I ever owned was Love Bites By Buzzcocks. This is my favourite song by them https://t.co/5PSjuQpPM9

— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) December 6, 2018

Comedian David Baddiel sent a “grumpyoldmantweet” in reaction to people seemingly being more upset about Love Island couple splits than the death of a world-famous musician.

People on here being more upset about Dani Dyer splitting up with some cunt from Love Island than Pete Shelley's death makes me long for 1978 #grumpyoldmantweet

— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) December 6, 2018

Tracey Thorn remember Shelley as a an “amazing songwriter”.

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Oh God but I loved Buzzcocks. And Pete Shelley was an amazing songwriter. "But after all life's only death's recompense." RIP ♥♥ pic.twitter.com/vAAg7Jui52

— Tracey Thorn (@tracey_thorn) December 6, 2018

So sad this evening, just hearing the news that Buzzcocks legend Pete Shelley has died.

A brilliant songwriter, of course.

And those 1978-79 TOTP performances of their early classics are a joy to re-watch.

Like this corker…https://t.co/aoTNF5dux2

— Lee Thompson (@leethommo) December 6, 2018

Genuinely devasted RIP Pete Shelley 💔❤😭
thanks for the music

BUZZCOCKS – Ever Fallen In Love (1978 https://t.co/3ne4cuHw4f via @YouTube

— sharon smith (@whiskiesmum) December 6, 2018

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