Scott Asheton, the drummer with the Stooges, has died aged 64.
According to a report on Rolling Stone , Asheton [pictured, above right] died on Saturday [March 15] from an unspecified illness.
Iggy Pop confirmed the news in a statement on his Facebook page on Sunday.
“My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night,” Pop wrote. “Scott was a great artist. I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me. My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.”
A native of Washington, D.C, Asheton played with the Stooges from their earliest days in Ann Archor, Michigan, in 1967 through their 2013 LP Ready to Die. His brother, Stooges bassist Ron, died in 2009.
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