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Boy George Pays Tribute To Poly Styrene

April 26, 2011
Boy George Pays Tribute To Poly StyreneBoy George has paid tribute to Poly Styrene, the punk singer who has died at the age of 53.

Styrene, the singer with X Ray Spex, passed away on Monday (April 25) after a battle with cancer of the spine and breast.

In a message on Twitter, Boy George wrote: "I was a fan of Poly before I got to know her, she was a Krishna follower too, oh bless you Polly you will be missed! Legend!"

A statement released on the singer's own page said: "We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places."

Styrene - real name  Marianne Elliot-Said - formed X Ray Spex after being inspired by seeing Sex Pistols perform live.

The band released one album 'Germ Free Adolescents', in 1978, before their split.

(by Jason Gregory)

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