LONDON | Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63
LONDON — The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed “with great sadness” the death of the band’s co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called “one of the U.K.’s most influential and prolific songwriters.” He was 63.
The band announced the news late Thursday in a tweet on its website. It did not elaborate on the details of Shelley’s death but said that more information would be released later.
Shelley, whose real name was Peter Campbell McNeish, was born in the English town of Leigh in 1955.