Singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 from a cardiac arrest.
The 57-year-old, from Wirral, Merseyside, was last seen on TV screens on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies last month.
His death was announced on his Twitter page by his management.
The statement read: ‘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.’
Burns appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.
The musician, who founded the band Dead or Alive in 1980, admitted he had around 300 surgeries to change his looks.
Pete revealed in an episode of Celebrity Botched Up Bodies that he had ‘lost count’ of the number of times he has gone under the knife
Talking 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.’
As a musician his most famous hit was Dead Or Alive’s 1985 single You Spin Me Round.