Pete Burns in Celebrity Big Brother 2006
Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The singer appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 and was a regular guest on spin-off shows Big Brother's Bit on the Side and Big Brother's Little Brother over the years.
His management released a statement on Twitter that said he died suddenly on Sunday:
“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.
“Sending you all our love. Lynne, Michael, Steve.
Steve Coy - Manager - Dead or Alive.”
Tributes had been paid to Pete Burns.
George Galloway, fellow CBB housemate in 2006
Preston, fellow CBB housemate in 2006
RIP Pete Burns.