By Fred Mills
Iggy Pop and his fellow Stooges have issued a statement
regarding the death of guitarist and founding member Ron Asheton, whose body
was discovered this morning at his Ann
Arbor home. “I am in shock. He was my best friend,”
The statement reads:
“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
“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.”
Watch the BLURT site next week for a tribute to the guitar great.