Singer passes away aged 53
Poly Styrene, former singer with X-Ray Spex, has died of cancer aged 53.
The singer’s death was confirmed this morning (April 26) to NME by her UK spokesperson.
The punk icon, real name Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, revealed that she was suffering from the illness in February this year.
X-Ray Spex formed in 1976 in London and released one studio album, 1978’s ‘Germ Free Adolescents’. Poly went on to have a solo career and her latest solo album, ‘Generation Indigo’, was released on March 28 this year.
She is survived by her one daughter, Celeste Bell-Dos Santos.