Jack White keyboardist found dead in Mexican hotel room

Owens was found dead while on tour with White

Jack White’s touring keyboardist, Isaiah “Ikey” Owens is dead at the age of 38.

It was reported that Owens was found dead in his hotel in Mexico on Tuesday (Oct 14) morning while on tour with White, who had performed Monday night in Puebla, Mexico.

“It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens,” White wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday. “He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.”

Owens was not only the keyboard player in White’s backing band, but he also had played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects.

Out of respect for Owens and his family, White has decided to cancel the remainder of the Mexican tour.

Investigators have not released the cause of death.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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