|Birth name||Michael Kelland John Hutchence|
|Born||22 January 1960|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, U.S.
|Died||22 November 1997 (aged 37)|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Genres||Rock, Alternative rock, New Wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, actor|
|Associated acts||INXS, Max Q|
Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian recording artist and actor. He was best known as being one of the founding members and lead singer of the rock band INXS.
In July 1996, Paula Yates gave birth to their daughter.
Hutchence was found dead by a hotel maid in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney on 22 November 1997. He committed suicide by hanging himself with his snake skin belt. Hutchence had been a drug user and was using drugs just before his death.