Steve Strange, singer for the 1980s New Romantic band Visage, died on February 2015 in Egypt of heart failure. Strange, whose real name was Steven John Harrington, was 55. He had been admitted to the hospital in the U.K. in December 2014 with breathing difficulties and intestinal blockage.
Born in Wales, he adopted the name Steve Strange and formed Visage in 1978 with Rusty Egan, Midge Ure and members of Magazine. When Strange appeared in the video for David Bowie’s hit “Ashes to Ashes,” he helped popularize the New Romantic fashion movement that featured white facepaint, tribal makeup decorations and exaggerated hairstyles.