Singer Rick Astley confirmed dead at age 45 of cocaine overdose.

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Patrick Bateman

Willingboro, NJ

#1 Jul 22, 2011
Richard Paul "Rick" Astley born 6 February 1966) was confirmed dead today at age 45 of an overdose of crack-cocaine. He was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries. Astley holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and by retirement in 1993 had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.

After retiring from the music industry in 1993, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became an Internet phenomenon, as his video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" became part of a popular Internet meme known as "Rickrolling". Astley was voted "Best Act Ever" by Internet users at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.

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yoshi scott

Trenton, NJ

#2 Dec 26, 2012
it very sad
della cook

Cleveland, OH

#3 Dec 28, 2012
I loved him and never gonna give you up was one of my favorite songs from my childhood, so thanx rick r.i.p
truth

United States

#4 Dec 30, 2012
della cook wrote:
I loved him and never gonna give you up was one of my favorite songs from my childhood, so thanx rick r.i.p
. he is not dead
Gaga for GAGA

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Dec 31, 2012
OMG! I just found this and don't know what to say! Gonna have to RickRoll myself.
Maranda

Newton, KS

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Rick Astley is very much alive. Look here if you still think he's dead http://www.songkick.com/artists/81555-rick-as...
Hendo

Dubai, UAE

#8 Mar 2, 2013
OK I will refrain from profanity - may I respectfully request you boil your bottom in a vat of boiling oil and take your sick pursuit of internet hits...... To a quiet corner and die a horrible slow death...
Hendo

Dubai, UAE

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Rick Astley is alive and well - I saw him in concert in Dubai last night. AND he was BRILLIANT!
Lina

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2013
love you Rick Astley. ..hold me in your arms is my favorite song. .peace. .May god bless you. .
chuck

Summerville, SC

#11 Apr 13, 2013
it is very very very very sad
DTown214

United States

#13 Apr 15, 2013
Very sad.....very good singer....
Gave me childhood i will never forget.
Anonomus

Momence, IL

#14 May 2, 2013
DTown214 wrote:
Very sad.....very good singer....
Gave me childhood i will never forget.
He's alive...
Gaga for GAGA

Reynoldsburg, OH

#15 May 3, 2013
Anonomus wrote:
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He's alive...
Yes, because his music will live forever.

Think of this... even now "Never Gonna Give You Up" is moving through the cosmos at the speed of light to be found and enjoyed by any civilization capable of monitoring radio frequencies. It sends chills down my spine when I think about it. All of creation is being "Rick-rolled". What a memorial!
Gary s

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Sep 6, 2013
I hope this a joke I love this guy big part of my life in prescott az soo classy thx rick. I still lisyen to yoir music.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#17 Sep 9, 2013
Darwin at work!! Go for the (c)rappers next!!

“Never go to my youtube channel”

Since: Sep 13

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#18 Sep 21, 2013
Elton John I love you!
abc

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Dec 28, 2013
Well, he said he was never gonna give you up...
Deborah

UK

#21 Feb 1, 2014
It's not true
Deborah

UK

#22 Feb 1, 2014
Gary s wrote:
I hope this a joke I love this guy big part of my life in prescott az soo classy thx rick. I still lisyen to yoir music.
It is a joke gary
Hayley

Worcester, UK

#23 Mar 8, 2014
Why do people make up this crap?!

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