Larry Steinbachek, a former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at 56.
Steinbachek's sister Louise Jones told BBC News he died in December 2016 after a short battle with cancer, with his family and friends at his bedside.
Steinbachek formed the group with musician Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983, and they had chart success with songs such as "Smalltown Boy" and "Why?"
Bronski Beat was known for, among other things, raising awareness about gay rights. "Smalltown Boy" was about the anguish of growing up gay, and the sleeve for the debut album, The Age of Consent, listed the ages of consent for gay men in different countries.