Isaiah “Ikey” Owens has died at the age of 38.
The keyboard player for bands such as Mars Volta and currently with Jack White was found dead in his hotel room in Mexico.
Owens has performed with numerous bands in the past including Free Moral Agents, De Facto, Long Beach Sub All Stars, and many others.
He was currently on tour with Jack White and had performed over the weekend in Mexico:
There were reportedly drugs and alcohol found in his room, but his exact cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Jack White has canceled his remaining shows in Mexico.
White’s management issued this statement:
“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. 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.”
R.I.P. Ikey Owens.
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