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Kim Wilde remembers Steve Strange at tribute concert

Eighties pop star Kim Wilde has spoken of her "glamorous, beautiful" contemporary Steve Strange after a tribute concert was held in his memory.

Strange, from Newbridge, Caerphilly county, shot to fame with the group Visage with their classic hit Fade to Grey in 1980 after a number of years successfully running nightclubs in London.

A pioneer of the New Romantic fashion and music movement, the pressures of the music business led him into heroin addiction, and a nervous breakdown.

He returned to Wales, living in Porthcawl and, following treatment, he revived Visage and released a new album in 2013.

He died of a heart attack in February aged 55 while on holiday in Egypt.

The concert at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff featured acts including Wilde, Boy George and Jimmy Somerville.

  • 23 Nov 2015