From the BBC:
The man who played comedian, musician and North West showbiz legend Frank Sidebottom has died.
It is understood entertainer Chris Sievey collapsed at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, in the early hours.
The 54-year-old was pronounced dead at Wythenshawe Hospital, a spokeswoman confirmed.
Known for his over-sized, papier-mache head, he found fame through a series of TV appearances in the 1980s and remained a popular cult comedy figure.
• Frank Sidebottom: http://myspace.com/franksidebottom