Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Alexander Cook, 29 May 1963, Birmingham, England) is an English heavy metal singer and songwriter. He is currently the lead vocalist of his self-titled band, Blaze Bayley, who formed 1999. The band has released 4 studio albums (3 of them under the original band name of simply "Blaze") and 1 live album, their latest being The Man Who Would Not Die. He was also the lead singer of Wolfsbane from 1984 to 1994 and Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. On 14 February 2007, Bayley married Debbie Hartland, his long-time girlfriend, on the island of Gran Canaria. On 6 July 2008, Hartland suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was hospitalized. She died on 27 September 2008, after having suffered a stroke two days before.