Scott Asheton, drummer of the Stooges passed away today at the age of 64. He was the only constant member of the Stooges along with front man Iggy Pop since the bands start in 1967. A cause of death has not been released. Iggy released the statement below on his Facebook page.
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.