Jon Stevens pays heartfelt tribute to Michael Hutchence on the 25th anniversary of his death

Jon Stevens pays heartfelt tribute to Michael Hutchence on the 25th anniversary of his death

Jon Stevens paid tribute to INXS frontman Michael Hutchence on the 25th anniversary of his death on Tuesday. 

Michael died by hanging at the age of 37 in 1997, just one year after he welcomed his only child, daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, into the world with his girlfriend Paula Yates. 

The 61-year-old Kiwi rocker posted several throwbacks of Michael and a heartfelt message on his Facebook page.  

Jon Stevens paid tribute to INXS frontman Michael Hutchence on the 25th anniversary of his death

Jon Stevens paid tribute to INXS frontman Michael Hutchence on the 25th anniversary of his death 

‘Am thinking of my INXS brothers today on this the 25th anniversary of Michael’s passing,’ Stevens wrote.

‘What a monumentally talented band led by one of the greatest to ever grace a stage.’

Stevens, famed as the front man of rockers Noiseworks, was recruited by INXS in 2000 to replace Hutchence.

He toured and recorded with the Never Tear Us Apart hitmakers for three years before quitting the group in 2003.

Included in Stevens share were pictures of Hutchence and INXS performing in front of a  gigantic crowd in their hey day three decades ago. 

He signed off his Facebook tribute, saying, ‘Love and respect, Jon.’ 

Stevens, famed as the front man of rockers Noiseworks , was recruited by INXS in 2000 to replace Hutchence. He toured and recorded with the Never Tear Us Apart hitmakers for three years before quitting the group in 2003

Stevens, famed as the front man of rockers Noiseworks , was recruited by INXS in 2000 to replace Hutchence. He toured and recorded with the Never Tear Us Apart hitmakers for three years before quitting the group in 2003 

INXS were formed in Sydney in 1977 and started their career playing in pubs.

They went onto to sell more than 80 million albums, including the hit Kick, before finally retiring in 2012.

On November 22, 1997, a maid found Hutchence naked and dead behind the door of his Sydney hotel room at about 11.50am.

A coroner ruled the 37-year-old musician had committed suicide by hanging himself while depressed and under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

INXS (pictured, 1980) were formed in Sydney in 1977, and started their career playing in pubs. They went onto to sell more than 80 million albums before finally retiring in 2012

INXS (pictured, 1980) were formed in Sydney in 1977, and started their career playing in pubs. They went onto to sell more than 80 million albums before finally retiring in 2012

It was just one year after he welcomed his only child, daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, who he shared girlfriend Paula Yates.

Paula died of a heroin overdose three years later in 2000, leaving her ex-husband Bob Geldof to adopt Heavenly and raise her alongside her half-sisters.

Heavenly is now based in Perth, Western Australia with her boyfriend Nick Allbrook, the frontman of psychedelic rock band Pond and a former member of Tame Impala, who she began dating in 2017.

Before he got involved with Paula, Michael juggled relationships with the likes of pop star Kylie Minogue and supermodel Helena Christensen.

Michael died by hanging at the age of 37 in 1997, just one year after he welcomed his only child, daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, into the world with his girlfriend Paula Yates

Michael died by hanging at the age of 37 in 1997, just one year after he welcomed his only child, daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, into the world with his girlfriend Paula Yates 

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