Isaiah “Ikey” Owens passed away this morning in Mexico.
The keyboardist, who has played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and The Long Beach Dub All-Stars, was currently on tour with Jack White. The musician broke the news on his website this morning.
“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.”
White also announced that he would be canceling his remaining shows in Mexico out of respect for Ikey.
The statement continues:
“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.” The cause of Owens’ death has not been revealed.
Details about Ikey’s death have not been released. According to Jambase.com, the keyboardist was found dead at his hotel in Pueblo, Mexico on Tuesday morning. A cause of death has yet to be determined. He was 38-years-old.
Here’s a video from Free Moral Agents featuring Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.
[Image Via Jack White iii]