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The Mars Volta / Mastodon Keyboardist Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens Dies At 38

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Rock Sound 8 October 2014 at 12.06

Keyboardist Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens has died at the age of 38.

Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, keyboardist for the likes of Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Reel Big Fish, Sublime and more has passed away. It is believed he died as a result of a heart attack while on tour with Jack White in Mexico. The news was announced by Third Man Records on Tuesday October 14, with the following 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."

Check out the below for a sample of Owens' work.



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