Legendary Hotelier Tony Spike, the man behind the iconic Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, has died at the age of 84.
A post from the Pikes Ibiza Facebook page said: “Anthony John Pike (Tony). 1934-2019. RIP. Your legend will never die x.”
Tony Pike, who had been battling with cancer, rose to fame with his hotel which was also the setting for the Wham! hit Club Tropicana.
The hotel also hosted Queen Legend Freddie Mercury’s 41st birthday bash in 1987.
He continued to be a recognizable figure of the Ibiza scene after selling the legendary spot to Ibiza Rocks 11 years ago
A Twitter account named Mr. Pikes Ibiza wrote: “One of the most incredible human beings to walk this earth has now peacefully left to be the free spirit he has always been.
“Tony was with friends and family throughout the last months, weeks and moments of his incredible life, including his hand being held as he comfortably passed on.
The message was signed off with “We love you always” from “Team Tony.”
His passing was described as an “end of an era” as people paid tribute following his death.
Wayne Lineker, the brother of former footballer Gary who is a club owner in Ibiza, wrote: “RIP Tony Pike. The original Mr. Ibiza. He takes so many incredible stories with him, and I’m guessing we only know half of them. Wonderful crazy man with a great heart. RIP my friend.”