Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, Jack White's Keyboardist, Found Dead
Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, who was the keyboardist in Jack White’s backing band on his current tour, was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico, Tuesday morning. He was 38.
Ikey Owens Found Dead
Owens was found dead at 10 a.m., reported Periodico Digital. In his room at the Camino Real Hotel, police found drugs and alcohol, though his cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Owens' death was announced on the website for White’s record label, Third Man Records. In the statement, it was revealed that the remaining dates for White’s Lazaretto tour in Mexico would be canceled out of respect for Owens.
“It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans,” the statement read. “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,” the statement continued. “We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.”
Owens had been touring with White since 2012. Prior to landing the gig with the White Stripes frontman, Owens had been a member of Mars Volta, as well as Long Beach, Fla., bands Free Moral Agents and Long Beach Dub All-Stars.
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