Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp was a pallbearer at the funeral
Boy George and Spandau Ballet brothers Martin and Gary Kemp carried in the coffin of Visage singer Steve Strange at his funeral in Porthcawl.
Strange, born Steven Harrington in Newbridge, Caerphilly county, died last month aged 55.
Other pop stars and celebrities from the 1980s are expected at All Saints Church in the seaside town.
Visage’s Fade To Grey was played as Strange’s coffin was taken into the service, which started at 12:30 GMT.
Following the funeral, a wake will be held at the town’s the Hi-Tide Inn.
‘Visage to perform’
Members of Visage are expected to perform with invited guests paying their own tributes.
Jayce Lewis. a friend of the the singer, said: “The family have decided that the funeral should be a celebration of Steve’s life and the funeral will be open to the public.”
Roads around the church have been closed until 15:00 GMT, they include Mary Street, Lias Road, and Church Place.
Sections of Victoria Avenue and John Street have also been affected.
The coffin is carried into the church
The funeral of Steve Strange is taking place in All Saints Church, Porthcawl today
A wreath at the funeral service for Steve Strange
Mourners gather in the church
The guest list for Steve Strange’s funeral
The Welsh pop singer found fame in the 1980s as frontman for the band Visage
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Source:: BBC Entertainment