Buzzcock singer Pete Shelley dies at the age of 63

Buzzcock singer Pete Shelley dies at the age of 63

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Buzzcock's lead singer Pete Shelley died of a heart attack at the age of 63.

The punk band is best known for their hit Ever Fallen in Love (with someone you should not have).

Their management told the BBC that Shelley had died on Thursday in Estonia, where he lived.

BBC music correspondent Lizo Mzimba said Buzzcocks, formed in Bolton in the 1970s, was considered as polished but musically no less influential than the Sex Pistols.

The band has tweeted that Shelley was "one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the groundbreaking original punk band Buzzcocks."

His music has inspired generations of musicians over five decades with his band and as a solo artist, they said.