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Strange captained New Romantic ship music journalist says

Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following a heart attack, his record label says.

The Welsh New Romantic icon, from Newbridge in Caerphilly county, who was best known for the hit Fade To Grey, died in hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Ex-Visage bandmates Midge Ure and Rusty Egan said they were "devastated" to hear of his "untimely passing", adding: "Steve was a major face of the 80s."

Music journalist Jonathan Wingate told BBC Radio Wales how influential Strange was.

  • 13 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales