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250 PAY TRIBUTE TO HUTCHENCE

A year after his death, INXS star Michael Hutchence was remembered Sunday by 250 fans and family at a chapel in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.

Hutchence's brother Rhett paid tribute, a friend read a poem, and a solo saxophonist played.

After the 40-minute service, Hutchence's father, Kel Hutchence, unveiled a memorial on the grounds of the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium to mark the life of the singer who committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room last Nov. 22 at the age of 37.

"He was a good and loving man and an excellent musician," his father said.

At the peak of his and the Australian band INXS's musical success, their 1987 album "Kick" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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