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.'

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.

Boy George
Boy George
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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.

Pete Burns
Pete Burns
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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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