Very sad news today out of the Jack White camp; following their performance in Mexico last night, their touring keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens was found dead in his hotel room the following day as the result of a heart attack.
Jack White’s team released this statement earlier today:
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.
I was more familiar with his work through The Mars Volta and he definitely contributed a sound that doesn’t seem easily matched. Bummer.