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The Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Found Dead

Posted Jan. 6, 2009, 1:09 a.m. in Breaking News by Kevin Fitzpatrick

The Stooges guitarist Ronald "Ron" Asheton was found dead in his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan this morning, January 6th, according to police. For more info click "read more."

Asheton, 60, was an original member of The Stooges, a garage-rock band headlined by Iggy Pop and formed in Ann Arbor in 1967. His personal assistant contacted police late Monday night after being unable to reach Asheton for days, Detective Bill Stanford said.  Officers went to the home on Highlake Avenue at around midnight and discovered Asheton's body on a living-room couch. He appeared to have been dead for at least several days, Stanford said.

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