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

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

Iggy Pop

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