Australia's original rockstar: A look back at Michael Hutchence's incredible life in pictures ahead of what would have been his 62nd birthday

A visual celebration of an Aussie icon, lost too soon.

By Chloe Lal
No matter how many years have gone by since his tragic death, Michael Hutchence will always remain a national treasure.
A rock legend, husband and father - the INXS frontman passed away from a suspected suicide in November 1997.
A bittersweet day, Michael's life and death has once again been brought back to the surface - on the eve of what would have been his 62nd birthday.
Sadly, Michael died when his daughter Tiger Lily was just a little over a year old.
Two years ago, on what would have been his milestone 60th birthday, Michael's brother Rhett shared a poignant tribute to the late musician.
"The world is not a better place since your passing. Greed and war have all but destroyed our planet. Yet thru the gloom and lies sparks growth. I feel you're loved more now than ever," Rhett shared.
"The way your music passes the test of time highlights the talent you continue to shine. What a wonderful gift to the world."
Scroll through as we look back at Michael Hutchence's remarkable life in pictures