London gay legend, Simon Hobart has died

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Simon Hobart, the legendry founder of the London’s alternative gay scene died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mr Hobart who founded Popstarz, Ghetto and Trash Palace is credited for the having initiated the gay indie scene in London and far beyond.

His Popstarz website announced his death at just after seven o’clock on Sunday evening.

The police have confirmed that the body of a man matching Mr Hobart’s description was found on Sunday morning outside his home. At present, the police say that they are not treating the death as suspicious.

He stated his DJ career at the gothic club Kitcat in the 1980s and later opened a club night called Bedrock at the famous Marquee club. In 1995 he launched Popstarz which in time became the largest gay club night in London with thousands of regular revellers. It also attracted scores of big name stars including Mick Jagger, Brian Molko, Keith Flint and Little Britain star Matt Lucas.

He later went on to launch Ghetto the popular club situated below the Astoria in the centre of the westend and latterly Trash Palace, a gay bar in China Town.

Mr Hobart was due to be launching London’s first gay freshers fair at Trash Palace on the date of his death.

More information will follow when it becomes available