He had great charisma and sex appeal, with some comparing him to Mick Jagger or Jim Morrison.
(1982), which featured "The One Thing" and "Don't Change." Arriving on the American music scene during the rise of music videos, the group's videos got a lot of airplay on MTV, which helped propel their career.
Hutchence grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among others.
Once romantically linked to model Helena Christensen and singer Kylie Minogue, he started a relationship with a married woman, Paula Yates, a British talk show host.
Yates and Geldof engaged in a very bitter divorce and custody battle over their three daughters.
Hutchence is said to have suffered greatly under the stress of the situation.
In any case, Hutchence died from suffocation by hanging.
His daughter was orphaned in 2000 after Paula Yates died of a drug overdose.