Scott Asheton Dead At 642014-03-16 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.
Tagged: The Stooges
RIP in peace
"Scott Asheton Dead At 64"
..."has died at the age of 65."
Sad news. R.I.P
Apologies about the age mistake, fixed it now.
R.I.P. hard what a champion
A damn shame. RIP. One of the unsung heroes of classic rock.
One by one they depart....
One of the unsung heroes of classic rock 
Read about this at school. RIP, one of the most underrated drummers ever.
RIP, Legendary Band
Rest in peace
RIP Michigan Legend
RIP so hard
very sad news this has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I could remember RIP
I guess he was Ready To Die
sorry that was bad ^ rip hard
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