Ormrod was a well-known figure on the British punk scene in the 1970s and was famous for storming the stage at the end of gigs and leading the crowd in a cappella versions of his favourite songs.

After gaining a cult following with his antics, he launched his own music career and recorded two albums before leaving his job as a mail delivery man to travel the world.

He was portrayed by comedian Dave Gorman in 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People.

Ormrod's death was announced on Monday (27Jul15) but no further details were available.