Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack.
The band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).
Their management told the BBC that Shelley died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living.
BBC music correspondent Lizo Mzimba said Buzzcocks, who formed in the 1970s, were regarded as a significant influence on the music scene.
Teenage Fanclub singer Norman Blake tweeted how important Shelley’s songs had been in his youth, and remained so today.
And singer Tracey Thorn, formerly of Everything But The Girl, said Shelley had been an “amazing songwriter”.
The author Neil Gaiman tweeted “part of my youth dies with him”.