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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

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Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk band Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63, his brother has said.

Shelley formed the group in 1976 and they achieved commercial success with hits including Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

His brother, Gary John McNeish, posted on Facebook: “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away.”

Fans and friends are paying tribute to the late singer on social media.

Singer Tim Burgess tweeted: “Farewell Pete Shelley. The first album I ever owned was Love Bites By Buzzcocks.”

One fan wrote: “The world is sad enough right now without the loss of Pete Shelley. Gone way too soon”.

Another fan, named Doug Shaw, tweeted: “Sad to learn of the death of Pete Shelley, The Buzzcocks were one of my favourite punk bands. Loved their ability to write excellent short sharp singles.”

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