|Michael Hutchence Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 22, 1960|
|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.
Michael Kelland John Hutchence
Wild Man of Rock
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.
Crows Nest, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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
- 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
- Atco Records
- Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Epic Records
- Mercury Records
- V2 Records
- Warner Music Group
Michael Hutchence’s net worth had been $1 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Michael had dated –
- Charlotte Lewis
- Elle Macpherson
- Michele Bennett (1981-1987)
- Belinda Carlisle (1984-1994)
- 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.
- Rosanna Crash (1986-1989)
- Virginia Hey (1988)
- Kylie Minogue (1989-1991)
- Kristen Zang (1991) – Rumor
- Helena Christensen (1992-1995)
- 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).
- Kym Wilson (1997)
Race / Ethnicity
He was of English and Irish descent.
- Lanky frame
- Neck-length, center-parted, curly hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Michael Hutchence Facts
- 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.
- 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.
- At Davidson High School in Sydney, he had befriended Andrew Farriss, the future keyboardist, backing vocalist, and main composer of his band INXS.
- His paternal grandfather, Frank Walter Hutchence, was born in Madras in British India.
Featured Image by Michael Hutchence / Instagram