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Michael Hutchence Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Michael Hutchence Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth January 22, 1960
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Light Brown

Michael Hutchence was an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter who was best known as the co-founder of the iconic rock band INXS. He was the lead singer and lyricist of INXS from 1977 until he died in 1997. He was also a member of the short-lived pop rock group Max Q.

Born Name

Michael Kelland John Hutchence

Nick Name

Wild Man of Rock

Michael Hutchence as seen in June 1991
Michael Hutchence as seen in June 1991 (Michael Hutchence Memorial / Instagram)


Michael was born on January 22, 1960.


He died on November 22, 1997, by committing suicide in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was just 37 years old at the time of his death.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Crows Nest, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Australian nationality



Michael had attended the Beacon Hill School in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. He had later studied at the King George V School, an international secondary independent school in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong.

After returning to Australia in 1972, he had attended the Davidson High School in Frenchs Forest, Sydney.


Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Michael Hutchence as seen in January 1986
Michael Hutchence as seen in January 1986 (Michael Hutchence Memorial / Instagram)


  • Father – Kelland ‘Kell’ Frank Hutchence (Businessman) (d. 2002)
  • Mother – Patricia Agnes Kennedy (Makeup Artist, Author, Former Model) (d. September 21, 2010)
  • Siblings – Rhett Hutchence (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Tina (Older Half-Sister), Ross Glassop (Step-Father) (Former Pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force), Frank Walter Hutchence (Paternal Grandfather) (Sea Captain), Mabel Ellis (Paternal Grandmother)


Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave


Vocals, Guitar


  • Atco Records
  • Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Epic Records
  • Mercury Records
  • V2 Records
  • Warner Music Group

Net Worth

Michael Hutchence’s net worth had been $1 million according to




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Michael Hutchence as seen in August 1993
Michael Hutchence as seen in August 1993 (Michael Hutchence Memorial / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Michael had dated –

  1. Charlotte Lewis
  2. Elle Macpherson
  3. Michele Bennett (1981-1987)
  4. Belinda Carlisle (1984-1994)
  5. Terri Nunn (1985) – Michael had a brief fling with American actress and singer Terri Nunn in 1985 after they had met at an INXS concert in London where she was recording for the album Count Three & Pray (1986). They broke up after INXS returned to Australia.
  6. Rosanna Crash (1986-1989)
  7. Virginia Hey (1988)
  8. Kylie Minogue (1989-1991)
  9. Kristen Zang (1991) – Rumor
  10. Helena Christensen (1992-1995)
  11. Paula Yates (1994-1997) – Michael had started dating British TV presenter and writer Paula Yates in 1994. At that time, she was married to Irish singer Bob Geldof. She parted ways with Bob in February 1995 and they got officially divorced in May 1996, which sparked a bitter custody battle over their daughters. Michael and Paula had a daughter together named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence (b. July 22, 1996).
  12. Kym Wilson (1997)

Race / Ethnicity


He was of English and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Neck-length, center-parted, curly hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
Michael Hutchence as seen in August 1988
Michael Hutchence as seen in August 1988 (Michael Hutchence Memorial / Instagram)

Michael Hutchence Facts

  1. Michael and his family had moved to Hong Kong, due to his father’s business interests, when he was 4 years old and they had stayed there for about 8 years.
  2. During his time in Hong Kong, he had developed an interest in swimming but had to step away from the pursuit after suffering a severe arm injury. He then began to show interest in poetry and had even performed a song in a local toy store commercial.
  3. At Davidson High School in Sydney, he had befriended Andrew Farriss, the future keyboardist, backing vocalist, and main composer of his band INXS.
  4. His paternal grandfather, Frank Walter Hutchence, was born in Madras in British India.

Featured Image by Michael Hutchence / Instagram

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