Jack White Keyboard Player Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens Dead at 38

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    Jack White Keyboard Player Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens Dead at 38
    By Joe Lynch | October 14, 2014 1:48 PM EDT

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    Sad news from the rock world. Keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens -- part of Jack White's backing band and a longtime associate of the Mars Volta -- has passed away. Owens was 38.

    Owens was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico, according to a local paper. Although the cause of death is unknown, the paper reports alcohol and drugs were found in his room.

    In lieu of the news, White's remaining tour dates in Mexico have been cancelled.

    "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," Nasty Little Man said via a press release.

    "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."

    Owens was also a member of De Facto, the Mars Volta's dub reggae side project. He teamed up with White in 2012 and was working on a self-titled album, recorded in Nashville, according to a June 2014 interview.
     
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    Sad news. I saw him with Jack's band and he was an excellent player.
     
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    "in lieu of the news" - ????
     
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    Damn that sucks. First heard of him with the Mars Volta. Dude could throw the fuck down. Bummer.
     
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    At least he doesn't have to tour Mexico anymore.
     
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    wow. i was supposed to hang w him at the boston show last month wtf.