Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, who has been touring as a part of Jack White’s band, has passed away due to a heart attack. Ikey was found dead in a hotel room in Puebla, Mexico. He was just 38.
Jack has cancelled his remaining Mexico tour dates out of respect.
A statement was posted yesterday on Jack White’s official 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 cancelled.
We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.