Keyboardist 'Ikey' Owens Passes
October 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM (PT)
Keyboardist ISAIAH "IKEY" OWENS has died in MEXICO while touring as part of JACK WHITE's band. The L.A. TIMES reports that Mexican officials are investigating the cause of death for the 38-year-old session player, who previously was a member of the MARS VOLTA and founder of the FREE MORAL AGENTS.
WHITE's label, THIRD MAN, posted the following statement on OWENS' demise on its website:
"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 canceled.
"We will miss you IKEY. You were and are an incredible artist."