The Wirral-born dancer, choreographer and mime who taught David Bowie and Kate Bush their dance moves has died.
Lindsay Kemp, who was 80, died on Friday at his home in Livorno, Italy.The cause was heart and lung failure.
Singer Kate Bush described him as 'astonishingly inspirational'.
A statement written on her website said:
Kate Bush asked to study under Kemp after seeing his performance 'Flowers'.
David Bowie also asked to study under Kemp after seeing one of his shows.
Kemp went on to appear in his video for 'John, I'm only dancing.'
Kemp was born in the Wirral, Merseyside, on May 3, 1938, but grew up in South Shields.