Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dies At 64

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The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passed away from a heart attack Saturday at the age of 64.

Asheton was a part of the punk rock band when they formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His older brother, Ron Asheton, who was the group’s guitarist, died in 2009.

“He was like my brother,” Iggy Pop said about Scott in a recent statement. “He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons 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.”

“It warms my heart to read how much he has inspired and the love and respect so many have for him and his music,” Leanna Asheton said.

She remembered her father not only for his love of playing and listening to music, but for his humor and charm. She said they enjoyed going to gigs together in recent years, including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Detroit, which she said was his favorite and last show.

Along with his wife and daughter, Asheton is survived by his stepsons Simon and Aaron, whom “he loved as his own,” his daughter said.