Michael Hutchence

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Date of Birth January 22, 1960
Place of Birth Sydney, Australia
Date of Death Nov 22, 1997 (37)
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Michael Hutchence

Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and actor who co-founded the rock band INXS, which sold over 60 million records worldwide and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. Hutchence was the lead singer and lyricist of INXS from 1977 until his death. Hutchence was a member of the short-lived pop rock group Max Q. He also recorded some solo material and acted in feature films, including Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound, and Limp. Hutchence had a string of love affairs with prominent actresses, models and singers, and his private life was often reported in the Australian and international press. In July 1996, Hutchence and English television presenter Paula Yates had a daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily. On the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney. His death was reported by the New South Wales Coroner to be the result of suicide by hanging.

Born: Michael Kelland John Hutchence, January 22, 1960, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: November 22, 1997, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, actor
Years active: 1977–1997
Partner(s): Kylie Minogue (1989-1991), Helena Christensen (1991–1995), Paula Yates (1995–1997, his death)
Children: 1
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About Michael Hutchence

Lead singer and lyricist for the Australian band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997. With INXS, he released such hit singles as "Original Sin," "What You Need" and "Listen Like Thieves."

Before Fame

His promising future as a swimmer was ended by a broken arm. The first incarnation of INXS Hutchence played with was called The Vegetables.

Achievement

His relationship with Paula Yates was a scandal because she was technically still married to Bob Geldof at the time.

Family Life

He dated fellow Australian musician Kylie Minogue, actress Helena Christensen, and actress Virginia Hey, among others. He and Yates had a daughter named Tiger Lily.

Associations

He was joined by guitarist Tim Farriss in INXS.

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