Pete Burns' Funeral ‘To Be Paid For By Boy George’

'It's strangely fitting that one Eighties legend should help out another in this way.'

31/10/2016 12:55

Pete Burns’ funeral is to be paid for by Boy George, according to reports.

The Dead Or Alive singer’s death was announced last Monday (24 October), and a send-off is currently being arranged by Pete’s ex-wife Lynne, and his husband, Michael.

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However, it’s believed that money issues threatened to throw a spanner in the works, with a source telling The Sun: “When George got wind of this, he offered to pay for the whole thing straight away.

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Pete Burns

The Culture Club frontman was one of the first celebrities to pay tribute to Pete following his death, writing on Twitter: “Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!”

Other tributes came from celebrities including Jake Shears, Dermot O’Leary and Davina McCall.

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