Poetic British pop star and lead singer of The Smiths.
Before going under his surname, he was called Stephen Patrick Morrissey, an Irish-born Englishman. He began taking prescription drugs as a teen to help with his depression, and writing poetry as well.
His songs were anthems for the depressed teens of the 80s and 90s, beloved for their literary and accurate lyrics. He is also a fierce vegan and animal rights activist.
He was born to parents Peter, a hospital porter, and Elizabeth, an assistant librarian, who were Irish Catholics and immigrated to Manchester from country Kildare.
He once criticized Madonna, saying that her lyrics were pointless.