Iggy and the Stooges' Scott Asheton Dead at 64

(Classic Rock) Iggy and the Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has died at the age of 64, it's been confirmed. He co-founded the band in 1967 alongside Iggy Pop, bassist Dave Alexander, who passed away in 1975, and his guitarist brother Ron Asheton, who died in 2009.

No cause of death has been given, but he'd been unwell since suffering a stroke after the band played at Hellfest in France in 2011. He'd been replaced by Toby Dammit on the road since then. His last studio appearance was on last year's album Ready To Die.

Confirming Asheton had passed on Saturday, Pop said in a statement: "Scott was a great artist. I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world."

More from Iggy and more about Asheton's legacy here.

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