Punk singer Poly Styrene
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Punk icon and former X-ray Spex singer Poly Styrene dies

Punk singer Poly Styrene, former singer with the X-Ray Spex, has died at the age of 53.

She was one of the first female punk icons, whose unorthodox yet infectious style was highly influential.

Real name Marianne Elliot-Said, she had been suffering from cancer of the spine and breast.

Singer Billy Bragg was among those who paid tribute, saying: "Punk without Poly Styrene and the X-Ray Spex wouldn't have been the same."

  • 26 Apr 2011