Brett Smiley


Age: 60

Indiana-born musician and songwriter who as a child appeared on Broadway in the original musical Oliver! in 1965 and later became a glam rocker and achieved cult fame whose songs Va Va Va Voom and Space Ace were first recorded in England in 1974, who was also the subject of Nina Antonia's book The Prettiest Star: Whatever Happened to Brett Smiley? and fronted a series of small bands in New York City in recent years.

Cause of Death: Complications of AIDS and hepatitis

Born: September 25, 1955

Died: January 8, 2016

New York City, New York