Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63
English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley, frontman of the English punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died on Thursday (Dec. 6) at the age of 63.
Shelley passed away of a suspected heart attack in Estonia, his country of residence since 2012. That year he moved from London to Tallinn with his second wife Greta, an Estonian-born Canadian.
It was the singer’s brother, Gary McNeish, to announce his death on Facebook.
Altough Shelly had also a solo career, he is best known for being the lead singer of Buzzcocks, that released such hits as Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) and What Do I Get?
The band have tweeted saying Shelley was “one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks”.