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
The Stooges

The Stooges

the Stooges Lead Tributes to Late Asheton... Iggy Pop and the remaining members of the Stooges have paid tribute to late guitarist Ron Asheton after he was found dead at his Michigan home on Tuesday (06Jan09).The 60-year-old's body was discovered by police in the living room of his Ann Arbor house after his personal assistant raised the alarm about his whereabouts when she couldn't reach the star.Cops believe the rocker suffered a heart attack a few days previously, although the official cause of death has yet to be determined.In a combined statement released by Pop, drummer and Asheton's brother Scott, saxophonist Steve Mackay, bassist Mike Watt and the Stooges' management, they say: "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 facade 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".Pop adds in a personal statement, "I am in shock. He was my best friend".


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