Daisy Berkowitz, founding guitarist of Marilyn Manson, passes away aged 49 after battling cancer


October 24, 2017 14:30:32 IST

Los Angeles: Guitarist Scott Putesky, who as Daisy Berkowitz, was a founding member of rock band Marilyn Manson, is dead after a battle with colon cancer. He was 49.

Daisy Berkowitz. Image from Facebook/DEAD:

Daisy Berkowitz. Image from Facebook/DEAD:

His death was announced by Jack Off Jill, an American band who Putesky often collaborated with, reports variety.com.

Singer Marilyn Manson also paid tribute to Putesky. "Scott Putesky and I made great music together," Manson wrote on Instagram.

"We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to ‘Man That You Fear' in his honour. That was our favourite."

Putesky and Manson met in Florida in the late 1980s and formed Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids.

The group was signed by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor to his Nothing label in 1993 and released its debut album Portrait of an American Family the following year, along with Smells Like Children.

According to variety.com, he left the band during the recording of their second full-length 'Antichrist Superstar' over creative differences. He later sued the band for unpaid royalties.

Putesky then worked with Jack Off Jill, Kill Miss Pretty and his band Three Ton Gate. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013.

Updated Date: Oct 24, 2017 14:30 PM