The sad news is coming from the camp of the legendary Manchester punk rock band Buzzcocks. Band's singer and guitarist Pete Shelley died at the age of 63. The cause of death is not yet officially confirmed, but it's believed to be a heart attack. The statement on Buzzcocks' official Facebook page confirmed the sad news.
"It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks. Pete's music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades and with his band and as a solo artist, he was held in the highest regard by the music industry and by his fans around the world.
A more detailed statement will follow."
RIP Pete, you will be missed!