Fade To Grey: Stars At Steve Strange Funeral

Fade To Grey: Stars At Steve Strange Funeral

New Romantic stars have carried Steve Strange's coffin at his funeral in South Wales.

Boy George, Steve Norman and Martin and Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet were pallbearers at the service at All Saints Church in Porthcawl.

The Visage singer's casket was adorned with colourful images from the band's heyday in the 1980s.

The cortege was led by a marching jazz band before Visage's biggest hit Fade To Grey was played from a public address system.

Strange was born Steven Harrington in Newbridge, Caerphilly, in 1959.

He became a pioneer of the New Romantics with his music, dress sense and his role as a club promoter.

Spandau Ballet members began hanging out at Strange's club nights and played early gigs at the Blitz Club in 1979 and 1980.

Boy George had a job as a coat-check guy at the club.

Steve Strange died on holiday in Egypt last month aged 55.

He battled heroin addiction after Visage's early success but had recently begun touring and recording again.