The BBC reports:
Steve Bronski, co-founder and keyboard player in 1980s pop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 61. Bronski, from Glasgow, was born Steve Forrest and formed the group in 1983 with singer Jimmy Somerville and fellow-musician Larry Steinbachek.
They enjoyed UK top 10 hits with the gay anthem Smalltown Boy, Why? and a cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love. Smalltown Boy, their debut single, was a synth-pop classic. It was particularly ground-breaking for many fans who related to its story of a young, gay man leaving his home town for the freedom of the big city.
Read the full article. No cause of death has been disclosed. Steinbachek died in 2017.
Bronski Beat founder Steve Bronski dies at 61 https://t.co/dgPSeNgxOg
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 9, 2021
Sad to hear Steve Bronski has died. He was a talented and a very melodic man. Working with him on songs and the one song that changed our lives and touched so many other lives, was a fun and exciting time. Thanks for the melody Steve. Jimmy x pic.twitter.com/VfxbtZu1Nx
— Jimmy Somerville (@JimmySomerville) December 9, 2021