Pete Shelley, lead singer for iconic punk band The Buzzcocks, has died at age 63. Buzzcocks management informed BBC of Shelley’s death earlier today (Dec. 6). The musician died in Estonia, where he was living.

Details are scarce on Shelley’s passing, but a heart attack is suspected as the official cause of death. The Buzzcocks announced the sad news via Twitter:

It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks.

Pete's music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades and with his band and as a solo artist, he was held in the highest regard by the music industry and by his fans around the world.

A more detailed statement will follow.

This is a developing story, stay tuned as more details are reported. Loudwire would like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Shelley.

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