Death of Scott Asheton

August 16, 1949 - March 15, 2014
New York, New York | Age 65

Strokes drummer dies at 64
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MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Asheton, drummer for the influential punk rock band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.

His daughter, Leanna Asheton, confirmed Monday that her father died Saturday of a heart attack. She said her father "was as cool as they came. His wisdom guides us on."

Bandleader Iggy Pop posted on his Facebook page Sunday that he's "never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton."


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