Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Has Died

Ronald Franklin Asheton July 17, 1948 - January 6, 2009

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead in his Michigan home.
An official cause of death has not yet been released. From the Stooges camp:

"We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed.

For all that knew him behind the fa├žade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not.

As a musician Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him."

Iggy, Scott, Steve, Mike and Crew


"I am in shock. He was my best friend."

Iggy Pop

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