Claim to fame:
The clean cut 80's soul boy had his first great hit in July of 1987, Never gonna give you up. He was discovered at the age of 19 by the songwriter Pete Waterman in 1985.
He became a big star in the states in a very short time, and came out with other great hits like Together Forever, and When I Fall In Love.
Where are they now?
His last hit was in 1991 called Cry for Help however since he had a fear for flying it stopped him from going abroad to do promotional work and from there on his career died out.
Rick Astley made approximately 20 million dollars when he was in the limelight. He now chooses to live away from all the stardom in Richmond, Surrey with his wife Lene, and his daughter Emilie. Rick Astley is now mid in his 30's and has been intermittently working on a comeback.