American indie rock and punk musician Kim Shattuck has died.
The musician cut her teeth in The Muffs, emerging from the Southern California scene to construct a singular catalogue across a decade-long spree.
The band's cult 1993 debut was later re-issued by Burger Records, and it remains a braving, astute, funny, and brave listen.
Kim Shattuck lead the way, before later transferring into PIXIES for a short stint.
Diagnosed with ALS - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease - she re-joined The Muffs, helping construct their new album 'No Holiday'.
Sadly, Kim Shattuck has now died. News of her passing was confirmed by husband Kevin Sutherland who wrote on Instagram:
“This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS. I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce creative spirit. I love you forever my Kimmy. Thank you for sharing your life…”
Absolutely gutted to hear that Kim Shattuck has passed after a battle with ALS. Immensely talented, inspirational, ferocious and sweet whether with the Pandoras, Muffs, Pixies or Coolies. An absolute icon. pic.twitter.com/Reu9QuAJ6S— 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (@1234gorecords) October 2, 2019
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