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Jack White cancels tour dates after keyboardist’s death

By | Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens

Jack White has cancelled a number of up coming concerts following the death of his band’s keyboard player, Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens, perhaps best known as a member of The Mars Volta. Owens was found dead in his hotel room while touring with White in Mexico. White had worked with Owens since 2012, and the keyboardist appeared on both of the former White Stripe’s solo albums.

A rep for White posted on his Facebook page last night: “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”.

According to Consequence Of Sound, a representative for Owens has said the keyboard player died of a heart attack.