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

Tagged: The Stooges

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014
21843 Comments


RIP in peace

WhiteNoise
March 16th 2014
3306 Comments


Damn!

oltnabrick
March 16th 2014
33291 Comments


RIP


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SharkTooth
March 16th 2014
9285 Comments


RIP

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CK
March 16th 2014
6014 Comments


"Scott Asheton Dead At 64"

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



Regardless, RIP

Muisc4Life26
March 16th 2014
3153 Comments


RIP

MasBarHigeuoris21
March 17th 2014
1668 Comments


RIP

beachdude
March 17th 2014
581 Comments


RIP

ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014
5992 Comments


R.I.P.

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014
8130 Comments


RIP

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Hovse
March 17th 2014
1245 Comments


Sad news. R.I.P

Surtur
March 17th 2014
530 Comments


Apologies about the age mistake, fixed it now.

tempest--
March 17th 2014
16230 Comments


R.I.P. hard what a champion

FearThyEvil
March 17th 2014
13394 Comments


r.i.p.

henryChinaski
March 17th 2014
3212 Comments


RIP.

TheCrocodile
March 17th 2014
804 Comments


RIP

FearTomorrow
March 17th 2014
1827 Comments


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

ReAnimator
March 17th 2014
345 Comments


RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
March 17th 2014
5107 Comments


One by one they depart....

RIP

One of the unsung heroes of classic rock [2]

BMDrummer
March 17th 2014
12641 Comments


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

sputnik1
March 17th 2014
236 Comments


RIP, Legendary Band

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Gwyn.
March 17th 2014
15655 Comments


Rest in peace

someguest
March 17th 2014
23925 Comments


RIP Michigan Legend

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peaks40
March 17th 2014
2817 Comments


RIP so hard

treefingered2
March 19th 2014
191 Comments


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

MuhNamesTyler
March 20th 2014
5237 Comments


RIP

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Makemebad35
March 20th 2014
789 Comments


RIP

tacos N stuff
March 21st 2014
500 Comments


damn RIP

mindleviticus
March 21st 2014
8534 Comments


I guess he was Ready To Die

sorry that was bad ^ rip hard

Kronzo
March 22nd 2014
1066 Comments


rest in peace!



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