Breaking news indicates that Ron Asheton was found dead at
his Ann Arbor
home this morning. According to the Ann
Arbor News the body of the Stooges guitarist, 60, was discovered on a
living room couch and appeared to have been dead “for at least several days,”
said an Ann Arbor
detective. Asheton’s personal assistant had been unable to reach him and notified police.
The police said that foul play is not suspected and that
autopsy and toxicology reports are forthcoming, but that a heart attack is the
likely cause of death.
We’ll have a more complete report on the legendary axeman