Scott Asheton Dead At 64
2014-03-16 by Mackinlay McBride | 30 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

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Band Page: The Stooges

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014

19647 Comments


RIP in peace

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WhiteNoise
March 16th 2014

3105 Comments


Damn!

oltnabrick
March 16th 2014

30617 Comments


RIP


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SharkTooth
March 16th 2014

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RIP

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CK
March 16th 2014

4910 Comments


"Scott Asheton Dead At 64"

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



Regardless, RIP

Muisc4Life26
March 16th 2014

2607 Comments


RIP

MasBarHigeuoris21
March 17th 2014

1558 Comments


RIP

beachdude42
March 17th 2014

182 Comments


RIP

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ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3837 Comments


R.I.P.

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manosg
March 17th 2014

5938 Comments


RIP

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Hovse
March 17th 2014

778 Comments


Sad news. R.I.P

Surtur
March 17th 2014

518 Comments


Apologies about the age mistake, fixed it now.

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tempest--
March 17th 2014

13187 Comments


R.I.P. hard what a champion

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FearThyEvil
March 17th 2014

12480 Comments


r.i.p.

henryChinaski
March 17th 2014

2723 Comments


RIP.

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TheCrocodile
March 17th 2014

223 Comments


RIP

FearTomorrow
March 17th 2014

1828 Comments


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

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ReAnimator
March 17th 2014

311 Comments


RIP

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rockandmetaljunkie
March 17th 2014

3302 Comments


One by one they depart....

RIP

One of the unsung heroes of classic rock [2]

BMDrummer
March 17th 2014

5999 Comments


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

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sputnik1
March 17th 2014

163 Comments


RIP, Legendary Band

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Gwyn.
March 17th 2014

15009 Comments


Rest in peace

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someguest
March 17th 2014

20393 Comments


RIP Michigan Legend

peaks40
March 17th 2014

2752 Comments


RIP so hard

treefingered2
March 19th 2014

158 Comments


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

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MuhNamesTyler
March 20th 2014

3859 Comments


RIP

Makemebad35
March 20th 2014

745 Comments


RIP

tacos N stuff
March 21st 2014

352 Comments


damn RIP

mindleviticus
March 21st 2014

8220 Comments


I guess he was Ready To Die

sorry that was bad ^ rip hard

Kronzo
March 22nd 2014

991 Comments


rest in peace!



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