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“We understand that this must come as a blow to everybody, but all things must eventually come to an end,” said band members Tim, Andrew and Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers, according to Agence France-Presse.

“We have been performing as a band for 35 years; it’s time to step away from the touring arena. Our music will, of course, live on, and we will always be a part of that.”

The band, which formed in 1977 and has sold more than 30 million records, played to stadiums across the globe at its peak, but the death of the charismatic Hutchence hit band members hard.

He was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in 1997, leaving behind a daughter, Tiger Lily, from a relationship with British TV presenter Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose in 2000.

Tiger Lily lives with her legal guardian, Yates’ former husband, Bob Geldof.

Since then, INXS has hired several other singers and performed with the likes of Terence Trent D’Arby and Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes, but the band was never able to revisit its early success.

3-D One Direction film planned for 2013

One Direction is headed to a movie theater near you.

Sony Pictures said it’s making a 3-D film about the boy band, due out next year on Labor Day weekend, The Associated Press reports.

“Super Size Me” filmmaker Morgan Spurlock will direct the movie.

The film will give fans an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the group and its five members: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

The London-based band was discovered by Simon Cowell on the United Kingdom’s “The X Factor” in 2010. One Direction has sold more than 13 million records worldwide and is known for hits including “What Makes You Beautiful,” “One Thing” and “Live While We’re Young.”

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