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
23847 Comments


RIP in peace

WhiteNoise
March 16th 2014
3564 Comments


Damn!

oltnabrick
March 16th 2014
35835 Comments


RIP


SharkTooth
March 16th 2014
13751 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
3452 Comments


RIP

MasBarHigeuoris21
March 17th 2014
1759 Comments


RIP

beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014
841 Comments


RIP

manosg
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014
10453 Comments


RIP

Hovse
March 17th 2014
1996 Comments


Sad news. R.I.P

Surtur
March 17th 2014
541 Comments


Apologies about the age mistake, fixed it now.

tempest--
March 17th 2014
20474 Comments


R.I.P. hard what a champion

FearThyEvil
March 17th 2014
15261 Comments


r.i.p.

henryChinaski
March 17th 2014
3860 Comments


RIP.

TheCrocodile
March 17th 2014
2718 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
6887 Comments


One by one they depart....

RIP

One of the unsung heroes of classic rock [2]

BMDrummer
March 17th 2014
13944 Comments


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

sputnik1
March 17th 2014
308 Comments


RIP, Legendary Band

Gwyn.
March 17th 2014
17042 Comments


Rest in peace

someguest
March 17th 2014
28489 Comments


RIP Michigan Legend

peaks40
March 17th 2014
2829 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
6173 Comments


RIP

Makemebad35
March 20th 2014
844 Comments


RIP

tacos N stuff
March 21st 2014
2573 Comments


damn RIP

mindleviticus
March 21st 2014
9120 Comments


I guess he was Ready To Die

sorry that was bad ^ rip hard

Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast

Kronzo
March 22nd 2014
1303 Comments


rest in peace!



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