Ikey Owens, Keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White, Dead at 38
Ikey Owens, keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White has died at the age of 38.
| October 14, 2014
Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, who most recently played with Jack White and previously with the Long Beach Dub Allstars and the Mars Volta, has died. The musician was touring with White in Mexico at the time of his death; White has canceled the rest of his tour dates in the country out of respect to the musician. A coroner determined that the cause of death was a heart attack. He was 38.
"We will all miss you, Ikey," White’s Facebook wrote. “You were and are an incredible artist.”
Owens had begun playing with White in 2012, appearing on the former White Stripes frontman’s solo debut, Blunderbuss, and his most recent record, Lazaretto. Rolling Stone praised Owens’ playing during White’s set at Lollapalooza 2012, singling out “Hypocritical Kiss” for the way Owens worked with White on the song.
"It’s been great, it’s been perfect," Owens told Orange County Register about working with White. “[It’s] a great fit, he’s really easy to play with.”
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I’m gutted. First Marcus and now Ikey?
My feeds are full of grief for the loss of their beloved.
Long Beach lost 2 heroes for art and music this year.