Kylie Minogue has marked Michael Hutchence's birthday by sharing a photo tribute to her late ex-boyfriend.

The Spinning Around star dated the Inxs frontman from 1989 until 1991, and they remained close friends up until his death in 1997 at the age of 37.

Hutchence would have turned 55 on Thursday (22Jan15), and Minogue marked the sad day with a poignant tribute.

She posted an old picture of the singer on her Instagram.com page, revealing she stumbled across the photograph when it fell out of her organiser on the day of his birthday.

Minogue added in a caption, "Of course, I found this today!!! Or did it find me? It's from my old Fil-o-fax! Happy Birthday Michael Hutchence... We Miss You."