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Fans and friends remember 'lovely and gentle' Steve Strange at his funeral

The funeral has taken place in Porthcawl of Steve Strange, one of the founders of the 1980s New Romantic movement.

Boy George and members of Spandau Ballet acted as pallbearers at the service.

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A jazz band led the funeral procession through Porthcawl as mourners gathered to pay their last respects to the Visage frontman, who died in February aged 55.

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Funeral of Visage singer Steve Strange due to begin

Mourners and members of the public are gathering in Porthcawl ahead of Visage frontman Steve Strange's funeral.

Members of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, as well as lifelong friend Boy George, have confirmed they will be attending his send-off at All Saints Church in the seaside town.

New Romantic Steve Strange's funeral to be held in Porthcawl

The funeral of Visage frontman Steve Strange is to be held in Porthcawl later today.

One of the founding figures of the New Romantic movement, the singer died last month of a heart attack aged 55.

Steve Strange pictured with friend and New Romantic Boy George Credit: PA

Many of the pop icon's fellow stars from the 80s including Boy George and Morrisey are expected to pay their last respects.

Roads in and out of Porthcawl will be shut from midday, as the cortege makes its way to All Saint's Church where the service will be held.

The funeral will be open to the public, with speakers placed outside the church to allow fans to celebrate Steve's life.

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Visage performs in Dortmund, Germany in 1981 Credit: PA
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