Scott Asheton Dead At 64

2014-03-16 by Mackinlay McBride | 29 Comments
Scott Asheton, the drummer of legendary garage rock/protopunk band The Stooges, has died at the age of 64.

A founding and constant member of the band, Asheton performed their 2013 release ''Ready
to Die''. The cause of death is as of yet unknown, although Asheton had previously
suffered a severe stroke that caused his temporary retirement from live duty in 2011.

Asheton and Iggy Pop were the last remaining founding members of The Stooges after the
death of Asheton's brother Ron in 2009. Pop has released a statement on his Facebook page
that can be read below:


''IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IGGY:
My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

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 Asheton's 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.

Iggy Pop''


https://www.facebook.com/iggypop/posts/605439719532515

Tagged: The Stooges

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014
23062 Comments


RIP in peace

WhiteNoise
March 16th 2014
3536 Comments


Damn!

oltnabrick
March 16th 2014
35835 Comments


RIP


SharkTooth
March 16th 2014
13708 Comments


RIP

CK
March 16th 2014
6104 Comments


"Scott Asheton Dead At 64"

..."has died at the age of 65."



Regardless, RIP

Muisc4Life26
March 16th 2014
3437 Comments


RIP

MasBarHigeuoris21
March 17th 2014
1757 Comments


RIP

beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014
836 Comments


RIP

manosg
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014
10163 Comments


RIP

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Hovse
March 17th 2014
1908 Comments


Sad news. R.I.P

Surtur
March 17th 2014
539 Comments


Apologies about the age mistake, fixed it now.

tempest--
March 17th 2014
19589 Comments


R.I.P. hard what a champion

FearThyEvil
March 17th 2014
15024 Comments


r.i.p.

henryChinaski
March 17th 2014
3629 Comments


RIP.

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TheCrocodile
March 17th 2014
2586 Comments


RIP

FearTomorrow
March 17th 2014
1826 Comments


A damn shame. RIP. One of the unsung heroes of classic rock.

ReAnimator
March 17th 2014
356 Comments


RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
March 17th 2014
6554 Comments


One by one they depart....

RIP

One of the unsung heroes of classic rock [2]

BMDrummer
March 17th 2014
13831 Comments


Read about this at school. RIP, one of the most underrated drummers ever.

sputnik1
March 17th 2014
303 Comments


RIP, Legendary Band

Gwyn.
March 17th 2014
16943 Comments


Rest in peace

someguest
March 17th 2014
27923 Comments


RIP Michigan Legend

peaks40
March 17th 2014
2826 Comments


RIP so hard

treefingered2
March 19th 2014
208 Comments


very sad news this has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I could remember RIP

MuhNamesTyler
March 20th 2014
5978 Comments


RIP

Makemebad35
March 20th 2014
836 Comments


RIP

tacos N stuff
March 21st 2014
1939 Comments


damn RIP

mindleviticus
March 21st 2014
8963 Comments


I guess he was Ready To Die

sorry that was bad ^ rip hard

Kronzo
March 22nd 2014
1302 Comments


rest in peace!



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