He is most famously identified with the 1980's rock band The Smiths, as their lead vocalist and lyricist. Morrissey, also called Moz, began a successful solo career in 1987 after the Smiths disbanded. 
Morrissey is famous for the deep affection he inspires in his devoted fans. His concerts often feature fans storming the stage to embrace him or just hold his hand.
Morrissey is also an outspoken supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).