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Ultravox star, who co-wrote smash hit Vienna, has died

Ultravox star Chris Cross has died, his bandmate Midge Ure has announced, in a tribute paid to his friend as “the glue that held the band together”.

The musician, whose real name was Chris Allen, was the bass guitarist with the new wave band, best known for their 1981 hit Vienna.

He died on 25 March, according to reports, but the news was shared last night.

In his tribute, posted on social media, Ultravox frontman Ure said: “We worked together, we played together, made music and directed videos together. We were instant friends as well as Ultravox comrades.

“Even after years apart we managed to pick up where we left off like the years in between never existed. You were the glue that held the band together. You were the logic in the madness and the madness in our lives. It was great to know and grow with you. You are loved and missed old friend.”


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