Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Jack White has cancelled the remaining dates of a Mexican tour following the sudden death of keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.
The 38-year old musician was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico Tuesday morning. No cause has been determined while an investigation is underway; some media outlets are reporting that drugs and alcohol were found in Owens’ room.
“It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah "Ikey" Owens,” read the statement from Jack White and Third Man Records. “He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.”
“Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White's backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled.”
“We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.”
White is next scheduled to launch a European tour in support of “Lazretto”, with dates to begin in Istanbul, Turkey on November 7.
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