Coy was the face of Dead Or Alive—along with singer Pete Burns who passed away in October of 2016.
Coy joined the popular New-Wave/Synthpop band in 1982, initially as the group’s drummer, eventually taking on the roles of guitarist, and keyboardist, and the band’s manager after pairing down the lineup to the duo of Coy and Burns.
Coy’s tenure with Dead or Alive saw the band’s first hit with the cover of KC & The Sunshine Band’s ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’ in 1984, and for the next 4 years the band would have a string of hits, most notably “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”—and songs like “Lover Come Back To Me”, “In Too Deep”, “Brand New Lover”, “Something In My House”, “Hooked On Love” and “Turn Around And Count 2 Ten”.
So sad to hear about the passing of Steve Coy from Dead Or Alive.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 6, 2018