Thursday, February 12, 2015

Steve Strange, of Visage, Fades to Grey at 55

It would be great if THIS were one of those Internet rumors, but with reports of the famed New Romantic being hospitalized in recent months, it sounds like it could be true. I swear it feels like yesterday that my friends Greg, Kristen, Lisa and I exchanged presents in the library at Dobson High School for Christmas 1984 and, I believe, Lisa bought me the band's third album, which had a different cover in the U.S. than abroad. There are actually many good things about getting older, but seeing your idols pass away isn't one of them. 

UPDATE: The Daily Mail has confirmed his death. RIP. 
Marc Green, label manager at August Day Recordings, said: "We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on Thursday February 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh 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."

The band's biggest -- and best -- song, from 1980


retropian said...

So sad. I use to play "Fade to Grey' constantly in the early 80's while getting ready for a night out at Hot Bods in Phoenix.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

You used to go to Hot Bods? We need to talk!

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